The theoretical statistician uses x, the applied statistician uses y (because we reserve x for predictors).

Posted by Andrew on 1 November 2007, 10:21 am

The theoretical statistician uses x, the applied statistician uses y (because we reserve x for predictors).

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The goal of the applied statistician is to answer "y?"

An applied statistician knows worth of "y".

A theoretical statistician knows all about measure theory but has never seen a measurement whereas the actual use of measure theory by the applied statistician is a set of measure zero.