OPTIONAL FINAL SONG FOR MY STATS MOOC (FREE ONLINE COURSE)
(https://www.coursera.org/course/introstats)
(harmonica beginning, on E)
Numbers, they used to hurt my head A E
I did not know centre, shape, or spread F# B
It REALly put me on the spot A
When someone mentioned a boxplot E
But now they don't fill me with dread F# B
CHORUS:
One, two, alpha beta A
I'm making sense of data E
It's not a fluke F# B
It's 'cause I took a MOOC B E
Skeletons drove me 'round the bend
But now I call them, "My old friend"
If you showed me a vaccine
I could not compute the mean
Then I found the right class to attend
(CHORUS)
BRIDGE:
I was the worst of every nation G
At understanding a relation D
Now I've learned that correlation E
Does not imply causation A
(harmonica -- first on A, then E)
I cringed at probability
Those coins and dice and "n" and "p"
But a hypothesis test
Always seems to work the best
WHEN you use the distribution "t"
(CHORUS)
So now I'm feeling really fine
I've studied inference on-line
I think my favourite lesson
Was linear regression
Sorting out that slope and sign
(CHORUS)
I took a MOOC ... it wasn't a fluke ... I must be a kook ...
Now make me a Duke ... 'cause I took a MOOC ...
MOOC a MOOC a MOOC MOOC ...
MOOC a MOOC a MOOC MOOC ...
(harmonica on E)
-- by Jeffrey Rosenthal (http://probability.ca/jeff/)