Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/11

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Subject: [Leica] photo number-crunching: "Don't be Ugly By Accident"
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:09:29 -0400

CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION. (Old statistics axiom)

Larry Z

2010-08-11-13:52:20 Bryan Willman:

One suspects that "camera brand and complexity" are really surrogates

for "photographer has a clue/cares/took the photo for this exact


A very plausible suspicion.  That's of course the thing about finding

correlations in data - you're often (usually?) left guessing about

what's actually causal.  A bit of fun to look at, though.