Smart Cats with blogs on stats

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Let's face it: ever since cats learned how to access the Internet, they've managed to besmirch their prestigious status as the "smarter-if-a-bit-aloof" pet. They've starred in many demeaning YouTube videos, bringing shame to their species for the sake of some cheap laughs.

But I'm here to tell you: there are some smart Cats on the Internet, and a few of these Cats know a lot about statistical analysis.

One of them is right here at blogs.sas.com: it's Cat Truxillo, Stat Training Specialist with SAS. She's written some great blog posts over on The SAS Training Post. Her latest post, "Is it Random or Repeated?", is inspired by a question in her Mixed Models Analysis class.

Another cat-related stats blog that I discovered today is Stats with Cats. This one isn't specific to SAS, but the latest post, "Ten Fatal Flaws in Data Analysis", is worth a read for any practicing or aspiring analyst.

I hope that these examples of smart Cats help to reduce the stereotype of the shameless cats on the Internet. However, with counter-examples like this, I'm afraid that it might be a losing battle.

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Chris Hemedinger

Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

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  1. Thanks for the plug, Chris! I've always wanted to be a LOLcat. I enjoyed the link to the Ten Fatal Flaws article on Stats with Cats- the very first point is one that comes up often in business analytics.

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