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Some Data & Maths Jokes

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For Python enthusiasts…very inspirational (link)

Python (source xkcd)

Python (source xkcd)

Correlation doesn’t imply causation (link)

Correlation (source xkcd

Correlation (source xkcd

Data Scientists as a Sexy Profession (link)

Framework (source Dilbert)

Framework (source Dilbert)

Today, anonymity is a joke (link)

Anonymity (source Dilbert)

Anonymity (source Dilbert)

From Susan Stepney website:

About results:

  • The problem with engineers is that they tend to cheat in order to get results.
  • The problem with mathematicians is that they tend to work on toy problems in order to get results.
  • The problem with program verifiers is that they tend to cheat at toy problems in order to get results.

(from science jokes, ver 6.7 mar 1, 1995 )

About reality:

  • An engineer thinks that equations are an approximation to reality.
  • A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to equations.
  • A mathematician doesn’t care.

(from Canonical List of Math Jokes )

About prime numbers:

Various proofs that every odd number is prime :

  • Mathematician: “3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime. The result follows by induction.”
  • Physicist: “3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is experimental error…”
  • Engineer: “3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime…”
  • Computer programmer: “2 is prime, 2 is prime, 2 is prime, 2 is prime, …”
  • Economist: “2 is prime, 4 is prime, 6 is prime, 8 is prime…”
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