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The Moratorium Auditorium: In Which We Unite In Shunning Inadequacy

Crossover from the open letters thread!

Represent.

:-*

...while eating cornbread.

Meggs, a brief R2 refresher from Wiki: In statistics, the coefficient of determination, R2 is used in the context of statistical models whose main purpose is the prediction of future outcomes on the basis of other related information.

I need cornbread to help me figure out this math.
And so adjusted R2 helps with variance??  (please let me be right please let me be right please let me be right)

My theory was that we could each have variables (no multicollinearity, of course!) that would give us an idea of whether a potential candidate is worth dating.  Of course, potential dates would first have to complete a brief survey and then the survey responses could be entered in to the regression analysis, and voila!

That would make things so much easier.

eta: and then we would be free to proceed with FROF (assuming Foofie comes back and provides more clarification!)

Clarification is necessary to proceed.

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And so adjusted R2 helps with variance??  (please let me be right please let me be right please let me be right)

It can be related to unexplained variance.

KMK, help!  I'm a do-er, not a teacher!

Foofie, hurry back.  I need to get my flow chart started! 

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And so adjusted R2 helps with variance??  (please let me be right please let me be right please let me be right)

It can be related to unexplained variance.

Yes! That's all I needed to know. Adjusted R2 helps to explain variance.  Let's get back to no sex and moratoriums and non-relationships.

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Haha, what do you need me to teach you?

This is hilarity.  I love it.

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Haha, what do you need me to teach you?

This is hilarity.  I love it.

I think math. But I'm OK with MDV's explanation. I don't really need to get back into regression until next year if I get into the doctoral program.

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OK.  I'm no stats expert anyway, but I have a basic working knowledge.  Beeps is our stats expert. 

Where is she?  She should get her vegan behind up in here!  Even if she doesn't want to play along.

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OK.  I'm no stats expert anyway, but I have a basic working knowledge.  Beeps is our stats expert. 

Where is she?  She should get her vegan behind up in here!  Even if she doesn't want to play along.

I was just think about BP!  Where the heck is the president of VW?  :search:

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Unfortunately my macro skills are of no use for this project are useless.  Microsoft discontinued macro support for Excel with the Microsoft Office for Mac (I hate you Microsoft).  Not too sure logging into my work computer and using Excel there would be very appropriate.  I can, however, see if I can find my eViews disc!  Also, you may be able to run regressions in SQL (not positive about that), or use the open-source R program.  By the end of the night I'll find one to work.

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Foofie!  You didn't answer the follow-up questions about what classifies as a date.  Get back here!

(Sorry you can't play with us in Excel.  :'()

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Unfortunately my macro skills are of no use for this project are useless.  Microsoft discontinued macro support for Excel with the Microsoft Office for Mac (I hate you Microsoft).  Not too sure logging into my work computer and using Excel there would be very appropriate.  I can, however, see if I can find my eViews disc!  Also, you may be able to run regressions in SQL (not positive about that), or use the open-source R program.  By the end of the night I'll find one to work.

I have a Mac, so I happily unfortunately have to also opt out of this whole happy Excel project. I am glad that MDV and KMK have this in the bag.

Foofie!  You didn't answer the follow-up questions about what classifies as a date.  Get back here!

Seriously, Foofie... how could you?!  Waiting in suspense...

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~searches for a pacing smiley~

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this has become the most tame thread eva.

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this has become the most tame thread eva.

Because we are angels. Celibate angels.

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Shit, it has!  We're talking about Excel!  Could we be less sexy?

And by less sexy I mean....we're REALLY FRIGGIN SEXY.

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A "date" can be defined as anything you choose appropriate.  Since the ultimate goal of FROF is to get to know an individual to ensure their adequacy there is no reason that a non visual meeting could not count as a "date".  As long as you feel excited, invigorated, butterflies all over feeling after words.  Time limits are hard to set.  For example I could meet a girl go watch that Benjamin Button movie for 3 hours and leave.  Society would call that a "date".  To me that's sitting next to someone for 3 hours.  Unless they talk through the whole movie about screenwriting or leave halfway through because of economic incentives to not finish the movie.  So, there really is no strict criteria for what is considered a "date".

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That is not going to help with my flow chart.  It will look more like a starburst.  ;)

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A "date" can be defined as anything you choose appropriate. 
So, there really is no strict criteria for what is considered a "date".

I need more strict criteria. I flourish with rules. 

As long as you feel excited, invigorated, butterflies all over feeling after words. 

See, I would take this and just talk to someone on the phone 3 of the 4 times and then rush into sex. I think this is my problem. I think I need 4 "real" going out dates. I need to be more vigilant (although that word stirs up negative emotions in me... for some reason...) ;)

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Haha, I'm so lost on the FROF guidelines, but I will gladly, earnestly make an Excel program to the best of my ability if I can piece it together from what's here.  Not kidding.

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Haha, I'm so lost on the FROF guidelines, but I will gladly, earnestly make an Excel program to the best of my ability if I can piece it together from what's here.  Not kidding.

Yes!  Maybe a visual representation of FROF will help clear the air.

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A "date" can be defined as anything you choose appropriate.  Since the ultimate goal of FROF is to get to know an individual to ensure their adequacy there is no reason that a non visual meeting could not count as a "date".  As long as you feel excited, invigorated, butterflies all over feeling after words.  Time limits are hard to set.  For example I could meet a girl go watch that Benjamin Button movie for 3 hours and leave.  Society would call that a "date".  To me that's sitting next to someone for 3 hours.  Unless they talk through the whole movie about screenwriting or leave halfway through because of economic incentives to not finish the movie.  So, there really is no strict criteria for what is considered a "date".

Yeah, but if we met and watched Synechdoche, NY and then went to a cafe and then out to eat and then walked around the neighborhood it counts as an awesome 7 hour date.  I've had two more since that.  One more to go!! Or maybe even more tame dates. who knows....

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