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Comment: Re:Learn R (Score 1) 248

by u38cg (#49627511) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?
Hmm. I'm not sure that R is useful unless you have the domain knowledge. People using R want to solve statistical or numerical problems, and most of the skill is in the problem domain and then programming appropriately. Just knowing R syntax and object model is not enough to be useful in the the typical R user environment, I think.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 892

No, the gap is almost entirely removed

In some studies, in some cultures, most of which have been extensively criticised.

Take some stats classes

When I did my stats degree, we used the expression "confidence interval".

By the way, isn't the fact women have babies something of a net benefit to men?

Comment: Re:These days... (Score 1) 892

So what you're saying is that feminism can't possibly be corrupted

Yup. Individuals can be dicks, sure. "Feminism"? No. Don't be stupid.

anyone who suggests as much must be dealt with as a child throwing a tantrum?

No, just people who are behaving like spoilt children - like you.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 892

No, the gender wage gap myth is a myth. Yes, large chunks of the gap can be explained, but not all of it. And the explanations themselves involve structural inequality; turtles all the way down.

As for your competition argument, lol. For many industries the compensation bill is not the largest part of the expense base and cultural friction is sufficient to overcome the competitive advantage of employing women & minorities.

Money is the root of all wealth.