I got to thinking about how one might characterize the differences between various academic disciplines, and it occurred to me that the style of data analysis that prevails in the field would be a good measure. For example: Economists draw straight lines through two points. Psychologists draw straight lines through one point. Sociologists do not require any points to draw straight lines. Botanists can accumulate as many as 1.0E+09 points without drawing any lines. Theoretical physicists use as many line segments as necessary to connect the points that they have.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)