Beyond Descriptive Statistics

‘some cause was just’


Count the

           sings into the
counting seasons in the thickening
subjectivity. Uncertainty


                                   criminalises the sane

such a shame the field
           lets down a shield and in totters,

                                   in a laurel crown,

surveying the probability concept.


                         Conceptually s/he
lets down coherence
             multiplication  )

a general form of interferences and a stubborn example.

What is not modelled remains in Daphne’s wardrobe,
                                                             sliding doors,
                                                             and the rings
A rose is the sweetest smelling distribution;
what chance uniform distribution, s/he shivers, trem-
bling into someone’s husband’s suit.

                        Logging didn’t suit me at all.

Plaid interprets fashion its own way. Correlating
a variety of                    with discrete random functions

it is easier in the margins
            counting out the counting out monoeciously,
hands thrust into the earth

             couldn’t interfere with that 
the posterior information is jellied,
of uncertain nature,

                                     limps out at credible intervals
and shapes tomorrow’s prior, present.

Who knew the latest formulating likelihood
hoodwinks belief, improper ignorance, vague and like
metaphor is to inter-subjectivity.

sample themselves, suck it and define a methodology,
the simplest trick in the world is rejection.
when to generalise into abstraction is to consolidate.

So. Inversion is a method of converting the simulacra,
random variables comment and invariably contribute
to the stasis of policy-making. Double-lipped clowns

look on:
             radiocarbon-dating is                chance, spatial,
distant and surprisingly demands computational power
higher than fingers and thumbs. So

                        drop it. Provenance has never been
sufficiently exceptional that overriding

                                   the see-saw pattern
rises like a rash and drowns the inflamed eye-socket

what’s not recorded is sound

                                   a basic model and the way forward

varying greatly in size and simulation.




[Linda Kemp has writing forthcoming in some other places. Recent collaborations include work in some other spaces with the composer Stephen Chase. She lives in Sheffield.]

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