Thursday, 21 March 2013

Fine wine and arcsine asinine

Congratulations to David Warton and Francis Hui for winning the UNSW Evolution & Ecology Research Centre's Citation Classic Award. Their paper, Warton, D. I., and Hui, F.K.C. (2011) The arcsine is asinine: the analysis of proportions in ecology. Ecology 92: 3-10. DOI:10.1890/10-0340.1, received 44 web of knowledge citations in 2012. Many statisticians will agree that that is an impressive statistic.
The two were awarded with a fine bottle of wine, which presumably has already been consumed.