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Derivation of Chi-squred and Inverse Chi-squared Distributions

In a recent project, I had to simulate multivariate t-distributed random variates. While there are functions which directly sample from multivarite t-distributions, it is convenient (and faster) to derive these variates from other distributions which are easier to sample from. 321 more words

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Beginner-friendly distributions

In my previous posts, I have discussed the good and bad of Linux without actually recommending any, or demonstrating what they look like. With this in mind, I have picked four distributions for people coming here from other platforms – each of these are based on the same distribution (Ubuntu) yet look and work in different ways. 783 more words


Perspectives of looking at families

Like photographers, who may use a wide angle or close up and may take the same object from different standpoints and the individual photographer might be known for his style, social scientists usually are committed to specific paradigms. 799 more words


The UK’s productivity puzzle is in the top tail of the distribution

Patrick Schneider

UK productivity growth has been puzzlingly slow since the crisis. After averaging 2% every year in the pre-crisis decade, growth in labour productivity… 1,538 more words


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Vanessa Bush
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Publisher Author of 7 Books of different genres on Kindle press, Bn.com, Books A Million online distribution, Create space, self-E libraries in FL, Lulu's Press. 1,112 more words

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What to Expect When Dieting

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