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Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby Standardshifter » Thu May 14, 2015 11:00 am

https://rpubs.com/webered2009/79855

"This report provides basic summary and exploratory data analysis of the mtcars dataset located in the R datasets package. We focus in particular on determining whether automatic or manual transmission is better for fuel efficiency, and then quantify the difference between the two."

Interesting page Google dug up. Not sure of the data, but it did pique my interest as to the dataset/R software package used.

Results have manuals being much more fuel efficient, but also showing how manual vehicles are much lighter. Makes sense if you look at which vehicles still offer manuals; skew very heavily towards economy cars.
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu May 14, 2015 9:38 pm

You need to be careful with statistics, or you'll have cancer causing smoking.
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby Squint » Fri May 15, 2015 8:30 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:You need to be careful with statistics, or you'll have cancer causing smoking.

Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on. Statistics cause cancer? I need to go tell my friend who is in a statistics class that she needs to drop the class before she catches it!
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby theholycow » Fri May 15, 2015 8:51 am

Squint wrote:Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on. Statistics cause cancer? I need to go tell my friend who is in a statistics class that she needs to drop the class before she catches it!

It's true. Before statistics, we had no documented cancer statistics!
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby Squint » Mon May 18, 2015 9:43 am

theholycow wrote:
Squint wrote:Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on. Statistics cause cancer? I need to go tell my friend who is in a statistics class that she needs to drop the class before she catches it!

It's true. Before statistics, we had no documented cancer statistics!

:lol: :lol: This forum is awesome. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby watkins » Mon May 18, 2015 9:48 am

Squint wrote: :lol: :lol: This forum is awesome. :lol: :lol:

Can you back that up with statistics?
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Re: Motor Trend Analysis: Transmission and Fuel Efficiency

Postby Squint » Mon May 18, 2015 9:51 am

watkins wrote:
Squint wrote: :lol: :lol: This forum is awesome. :lol: :lol:

Can you back that up with statistics?

According to a recent survey, at least one person thinks this forum is awesome. Therefore, by statistics, it's awesome.
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