Category Archives: Statistics

Asymptotically Valid Co-Variance Estimator

Did you get yours yet? I heard all the hip variance-co-variance matrices are into bondage validity this year. Econometric validity requires two conditions: no bias and consistency. This may be the first time the egg-heads got it right. Back to the … Continue reading

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Mean Reversion

There’s this theory called mean reversion and it more or less boils down this: things move to the middle. It’s an old idea– what goes up must come down. Yesterday LSU fired Les Miles. As much as his rote play-calling … Continue reading

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Bad at Math

Everytime I buy a lottery ticket, I can hear the tinkling laugh of a friend who pshawed the lottery for people who are “bad at math.” But, I’m NOT bad at Math. The odds are 1:Gazillion I will win. Those … Continue reading

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Fronting

From the online urban dictionary: The antigravity properties of the Victoria’s Secret banquette bra are no mystery to anyone who’s ever worn one. They’ve got more rigging in them than a fleet of sailboats or Peter Pan the musical. And … Continue reading

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Improbable Drives

Several years ago Greta Van Sustern gave the keynote address at the Ruston Peach Festival. She started a funny story about her trip to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina with the question: “Does everybody in Louisiana know each other?” We all laughed. … Continue reading

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