Does there exist any reference thesaurus for statistics and machine learning terms? I know that Wikipedia articles often contain synonyms, but I would like to have a mere thesaurus that I could go through easily (vs. a full encyclopedia) to make sure I know all the jargon.

  • $\begingroup$ What a great question! I would like this thesaurus, too. On the other hand, I think that there are often subtle nuances that may lay down some pitfalls. For example, I have herd the terms hierarchical linear models, multilevel models, mixed models, and random effects models (and possibly a few others) used as synonyms in ways that I understood, but I also can draw subtle (and perhaps not so subtly) distinctions between each of these terms. $\endgroup$
    – Alexis
    May 3, 2014 at 2:25
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe you saw this: statweb.stanford.edu/~tibs/stat315a/glossary.pdf? Far from comprehensive though $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2015 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyGrigorev lol "large grant = 1,000,000 USD (ML) == large grant = 50,000 USD (stats)" $\endgroup$ Aug 25, 2015 at 18:37

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