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Statistics terms that would make good metal band names, Part 2

June 2, 2009

The Five-Factor Solution.

6 Comments
  1. June 2, 2009 2:33 pm

    I can get on board with this one.

    Sum Riemann. would make a good name for a bad (hip-hop) band, too.

  2. June 2, 2009 2:39 pm

    but who are we kidding here?

    nothing comes close to PERPETUAL FRAKKING MOTION!

  3. austen_g permalink
    June 2, 2009 11:06 pm

    How many can I add? There’s Hessian Matrix, and Degrees of Freedom (perhaps more of a faux Tori Amos type than a metal band??) and Stochastic Relaxation (I have no idea what it is; it just turned up in a journal article today, and also sounds kind of like an 80s hair product) and Hierarchical Model and Spline Regression.

  4. austen_g permalink
    June 2, 2009 11:12 pm

    Oh. And PS: The Five-Factor Solution is so not a metal band. It’s a British mystery mini-series starring Angela Lansbury and Derek Jacobi.

  5. Cedar permalink
    June 3, 2009 10:21 am

    Bonferroni adjustment?

  6. Cedar permalink
    June 3, 2009 10:26 am

    Not totally related, but I have to share my favorite psychological term double entendre, noted by a professor colleague at UVA who probably wouldn’t necessarily like this coming up on a Google search. He was describing the Woodcock Johnson set of tests, and noted that it was the only psychological term he was aware of that was “triple phallic”

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