Greg and Patrick ring in the new year with a rambling discussion of univariate and multivariate normality: what it is, when and why we assume it, and does it really matter. (Spoiler alert — it DOES). Along the way, they also discuss statistics history, supplement #2, Larry the Book Shop Guy, Isaac Newton’s BFF, platypuses, collaborating with someone because your names rhyme, unicorns, calling in the wolf, nerf footballs, semi-non-sequiturs, irreconcilability, those crazy 1970’s, and fax machines without document catchers.
S2E17: Embracing Your Non-Normality
January 5, 2021