Geekspeak: March 11, 2002

The state of our stats.

Ok, we admit it: our own eWeek online polls omit a crucial datum by not showing the number of responses from which the percentage scores are calculated.

Review our more mature data sets at www.eweek.com/poll_archive. And if youre not sure how to estimate the uncertainty that you should attach to your own statistics, check out the STATS (for Steves Attempt to Teach Statistics) page at www.cmh.edu/stats.