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How to tell the diference between a theoretical statistician and an applied statistician

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

3 Comments

  1. ZBicyclist says:

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

  2. grossu says:

    An applied statistician knows worth of "y".

  3. Stephen Senn says:

    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.