The hammer and the nail: v2

I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.
~ Abraham Kaplan, 1964, The Conduct of Inquiry: Methodology for Behavioral Science



The hammer and the nail: v1


I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
~ Abraham H. Maslow, 1962, Toward a Psychology of Being



Visualizing DBT and RH in Ahmedabad. Part 1

This series of posts explores different ways of visualizing the Dry Bulb Temperature (DBT) and Relative Humidity (RH) for a typical year using TMY2 (check) data. These are executed in R (link). It can serve as a template to visualize other time series data.

Once this series is over, I intend to focus on visualizing cyclical data. More on that later

Metaphors and truth


Econometric models are metaphors providing different windows on a complex and bewildering reality
~Pesaran (1988)

"Truth" is really nothing more than a "correspondence" with the facts, and an important role for the econometrics is to articulate what constitutes a satisfactory degree of correspondence
~Poirier (1988)

source: Kennedy (1992)

The right model?

Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.

Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.

 ~ George E. P. Box


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