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By John Myles White on 9.23.2016
I just found a minimal example of how easy it is to confuse R’s CSV parser when providing it with ill-formatted data. To make it easy to understand, I put material for reproducing the problem up on GitHub. I’m sure one could construct many similar examples for Python and Julia. The problem here is two-fold: […]
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By John Myles White on 9.19.2016
Deriving Distributions from Distances Several of the continuous univariate distributions that frequently come up in statistical theory can be derived by transforming distances into probabilities. Essentially, these distributions only differ in terms of how frequently values are drawn that lie at a distance \(d\) from the mode. To see how these transformations work (and unify […]