Explorations in Statistics

(or why you should never extrapolate from tiny sets of data)

I was wrong today. That was pretty cool.

It all started off when my fellow second year computer science students started getting results back for an assignment written in Haskell.

I got my result back. 65%. I was shocked. I normally average 85%+, and here I was, with what I considered to be an awful mark. There wasn’t even any feedback on where I’d gone right and wrong. Just a single, cold mark.
Naturally I reached out and asked my friends what they’d got.