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Personal Info

David Brillinger, Brani Vidakovic, Pedro Morettin and me (the young one)
Campos do Jordão, Brazil, June, 2007.

David S. Stoffer (aka the dude) is a Professor in the Department of Statistics (where the dude abides). He also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biostatistics. This all takes place at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mailing address:
   David S. Stoffer
   Department of Statistics
   University of Pittsburgh
   Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: [412] 624-8496
Fax: [412] 648-8814


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In This Issue

The Present-Day Composer Refuses to Die

Who's R. Crumb and who's this Mr. Natural guy anyway?

Some Papers

Website for the 2nd edition of Shumway & Stoffer

How to Build (La)TeX for FREE on Your PC

Department Information

Research Projects

Journal of Forecasting - Information

Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics - Information

Class Stuff & The Meaning of Life

The End (General Conclusions and Awards)


In This Issue

... while you make pretty speeches
... i'm being cut to shreds

... the benefits of the discovery channel alarms and no surprises, please
... wow!

The Present-Day Composer Refuses to Die


If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. - FZ

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. - FZ

Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there. - FZ

The creation and destruction of harmonic and 'statistical' tensions is essential to the maintenance of compositional drama. Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and 'regular' throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only 'good guys' in it, or eating cottage cheese. - FZ

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