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  • Mr PayneMr Payne 8818 replies32 threads Senior Member
    As for VTBoy and Mr Payne, it's not worth it to pay much attention to them. They regularly **** threads trying to trash business majors without a great deal of knowledge or experience behind their arguments. Just because something doesn't involve calculus (and accounting generally doesn't) does not mean it isn't difficult or intellectually challenging. As I've said time and time again on this board, it's not worth discussing the difficulty of the math involved in accounting because that's not where the difficulty comes from--accounting has much more in common with Law than it does Finance.
    I never said it wasn't difficult or intellectually challenging. However, you did agree with my statement that the math isn't hard in accounting. It is more comparable to law, which is hard for other reasons - sheer volume of information, innumerable interrelated codes and laws, etc.
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  • Mr PayneMr Payne 8818 replies32 threads Senior Member
    My elder son had to take 4 semesters of statistic courses! If you think statistics are easy, take a couple of courses too and then make your ignorant comments.
    Isn't VTBoy a stat major? :lol:
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  • Colin387Colin387 186 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Statistics is a joke compared to calculus. I cannot believe you even say that it is almost as hard as calculus.
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  • VTBoyVTBoy 543 replies37 threads Member
    Isn't VTBoy a stat major? :lol:

    The stat classes I have taken are nothing like the one his son has taken. Statistics is a very demanding major. Unlike CS it is actually very heavy in Multivariate Calculus.
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  • VTBoyVTBoy 543 replies37 threads Member
    Statistics is a joke compared to calculus. I cannot believe you even say that it is almost as hard as calculus.

    Basic ******** statistics is, which is what his son took. Real statistics is challenging and requires an understanding of things like Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Fourier Analysis. At the graduate level it is even more difficult with Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, and Complex Analysis.
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  • ryanbisryanbis 831 replies5 threads Member
    You seem to know a lot about the classes that other people have taken (people you never met) and the requirements of other schools.

    This actually reminds me a bit of the "my dad is better than yours" conversations kids have. VTBoy's major is clearly better than ours. :/

    5.0 Mustang: MIS is Management Information Systems
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  • taxguytaxguy 6244 replies385 threads Senior Member
    Colin387 notes,"Statistics is a joke compared to calculus."

    Response: Why do people speak of what they don't know. I took 4 semesters of Calculus and Differential Equasions. I also took several semesters of statistics. I can honestly say that the upper level statistic courses were every bit as difficult, if not more so, then the Calculus courses that I took. However, that is how I perceived them. Maybe others would have a different reaction.
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  • 5.0 Mustang5.0 Mustang 235 replies96 threads Member
    thanks for hijacking my thread...
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