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The community pursuing research, education or scholarship, typically although not universally in universities.

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What does “large grant” mean in machine learning?

Rob Tibshirani, a statistician at Stanford university, created this amusing comparison between machine learning and statistics: What does "large grant" here mean?
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“t-tests are too fundamental for academia” [closed]

I just heard a PhD student claim: The $t$-test is really fundamental and nobody in academy is gonna do it. He added that these tests serve more as a beginning exercise in order to get an idea of ...
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R2 for oscillating data

First question on here. I am working on master's research and I am trying to get a goodness of fit for my experimental data. I have calculated and plotted fit lines using the polyfit function in ...
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Question related to interpretation of Empirical CDF [closed]

Following is the results from my experiments. Pink and Green are my proposed algorithms. While Blue is the brute-force (BF) algorithm. While one thing is obvious that BF algorithms take a lot of time ...
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Why use the “best model according to data” in academic research; wildly unrealistic? [closed]

When someone fits a GLM model, it is the "perfect" fit based on the algorithm. But I find that this is absurd... we are not looking for "the best model", we are looking for the correct one. Given ...
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kernel publications

What are some contemporary papers that provide the reader with a complex overview of kernel functions used nowadays in machine learning?
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Choosing, evaluating, and reporting data imputation

I have read about model checking for multiple imputation MI (https://ete-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12982-017-0062-6), but I am not sure how one can check their model for a general ...
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I found it's very hard to understand a hypothesis in an advertising repetition's effects study

In the meta analysis study by Schmidt & Eisend (2015) which won the Journal of Advertising Best Article Award, I found a hypothesis very hard to understand. I don't know whether I'm wrong or not......
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Reporting of Neural Network Accuracy for Academic Publications

I'm an academic researcher, working with Convolutional Neural Networks, particularly for image classification. In academic publications, a typical metric for evaluating the performance of a ...
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What key information should be included in an academic paper that uses machine learning?

Imagine you are reviewing a manuscript that describes application of a supervised machine learning algorithm (e.g. SVM, CART, logistic regression, random forest etc.) to predict a binary output. ...
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How do you keep up to date with the latest research?

After reading this question regarding arXiv and finding a link to GitXiv which I was previously unaware of, I wondered, what websites/resources do people use to keep up to date on the latest research ...
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Is ArXiv popular in the statistics community?

I know that the physics and math communities are very into ArXiv, but what about the stats community? Is it customary to post there before submission?
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Is building training data set from unlabeled data considered as a scientific contribution? [closed]

Is building a training data set, from unlabeled data, for a machine learning classifier considered as a scientific contribution?
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Good examples of statistics sections in applied academic journal articles

I am a biostatistician working in an applied field and I am responsible for writing the statistics methods section for the papers I collaborate on. In reading a lot of academic papers I've come ...
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Citing a paper for logistic regression

I'm writing my thesis and I want to explain the logistic regression model. Is there a paper that introduced this model so I can cite it?
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Generalized additive models — who does research on them besides Simon Wood?

I use GAMs more and more. When I go to provide references for their various components (smoothing parameter selection, various spline bases, p-values of smooth terms), they are all from one ...
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Alternatives to box plots for comparing clustering results

In my research paper, I wish to compare the accuracy of 2 clustering algorithms. I have conducted clustering using these 2 algortihms on 300 proprietary datasets. I use adjusted rand index as the ...
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Statistics published in academic papers

I read a lot of evolutionary/ecological academic papers, sometimes with the specific aim of seeing how statistics are being used 'in the real world' outside of the textbook. I normally take the ...
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Do I have to learn SAS if I want to go into industry?

I am currently a PhD student in Biostatistics (finishing my 2nd year). My original goal when entering graduate school was to go into academia. Recently I have been debating this choice and wondering ...
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What are important pure mathematics courses for a prospective statistics PhD student?

I know that linear algebra and analysis (especially measure theory) are important. Is it helpful to take graduate level courses in real and complex analysis? Should I take courses in abstract algebra ...
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Is it correct to say the “smooth curve fitted by LOESS”?

I use the package scatter.smooth in R, and I want to have a figure text describing the line in the scatterplot for my report. Is is okay to say "the line is a ...
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What statistical tools does a analyst (financial) require?

I just graduated in engineering where I have a very strong background in pure maths, but unfortunately I didnt study any statistics in my course. I know calculus, probability theory, measure theory, ...
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Skills & coursework needed to be a data analyst

I am graduating with a bachelor's degree in applied math and I will pursue a master's degree in statistics this fall. There are many specialized fields in applied statistics. I realize I may be more ...
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Advice For Graduate Students in Statistics

I have started my PhD in statistics this year, and I am looking for your best-practices, advice and (meta-advises) regarding how to grow and become a good academic researcher in the fields of ...
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What university level statistics courses are considered advanced/hard?

I've recently been looking for top-of-the-line statisticians in a recruiting process for our company. Myself, I'm a Physics Engineering major. I gather that great mathematical statisticians have ...
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Statistics collaboration

As a biologist, many of the research projects I work on at some point involve collaboration with a statistician, whether it be for simple advice or for implementing and testing a model for my data. My ...