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September 22, 2007

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Great post, Andrew. I'd like to see more of this from you, and less moralizing or positive self-positioning (particularly of the variety that's not carefully derived from empiricism).

I don't think your post in the comments such as "I don't hold meetings to signal my status" add value the way your OP here does.

Sounds like a putdown to me, HA. Sure you're not seeking status?

Andrew, the sense I know of model checking is the theorem-proving one, but that's obviously not what you mean here. Googling "data-based model checking" didn't turn up much. The impression I get is that you want the authors to write a simulation which uses the model fitted to the data to output new data, and then graph the new data and the real data side-by-side. Is this correct?

Eliezer,

Yes, that's what I'm talking about.

Eliezer,
haha.
My internal sense is that I'm seeking persistence, and that rationally status-seeking behavior on my part should be completely subordinate to that goal.

HA, you might be seeking status without consciously seeking status. I think Eliezer's question meant "are you sure you aren't fooling yourself?" rather than "are you sure you aren't lying to us?".

g, I think my post reflects awareness of that possibility. My request to Andrew in my September 22, 2007 at 01:27 PM post stands. Readers (Andrew included) can make their own judgments as to the merit of my request.

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