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Repeat after me: Correlation does not equal causation.

Then go download a new browser:

Comparison, murder rate to Internet Explorer usage

If it saves just one life, isn’t it worth it?

[sound of Firefox crashing]

(Via GraphJam.)







7 comments

  1. Tatyana »

    7 February 2013 · 1:33 pm

    Logically, it’s time to delete IE from all computers- if we want to bring murder statistics to a 0….

  2. CGHill »

    7 February 2013 · 1:57 pm

    Or even if we don’t.

  3. Tatyana »

    7 February 2013 · 9:12 pm

    I was just trying to respond to your appeal!

  4. fillyjonk »

    8 February 2013 · 9:23 am

    I’d really love to see the r2 on that.

  5. Tatyana »

    8 February 2013 · 9:51 am

    Erica, what’s “r2″?

  6. fillyjonk »

    8 February 2013 · 10:00 am

    It’s a statistical measure of essentially how well the trendline fits the data. If your r2 is low, you’re probably blowing smoke saying there’s any relationship; if your r2 is high, it suggests the two variables are at least linked.

  7. Tatyana »

    8 February 2013 · 5:44 pm

    Thank you!

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