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Confidence intervals are no salvation from the alleged fickleness of the P value

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I am grateful to G. Lima-Mendez for detailed corrections of the successive versions of the manuscript, and for numerous suggestions that contributed to its improvement. I also thank M. Zytnicki, L. Spinelli, P. Rihet, D. Puthier, A. Saurin, G. Nuel and A. Stevens for constructive comments and discussions.

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