Statistics – How precise, How Often
Sep 2004 / Aug 2007
The first of the two attached documents is in Word 97, with a size of 100KB,
with an embedded Powerpoint slide. The content is the basis for a presentation
I have been giving over the last few months about the general waste of effort
that goes into collecting statistics on production systems. The last time I
gave this presentation was at the 2005 IOUG-A annual conference in
The second document is short note (26KB, rtf) I wrote for the Northern California Oracle User Group for inclusion in their magazine as part of their ‘Ask the Oracles’ series.