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Why do physicists use sigma while biologists use p values/posterior probabilities?

I work in the analysis of biological data, and am familiar with the use of maths to determine a test statistic, and the comparison of this test statistic with a threshold to evaluate a hypothesis. ...
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Connection between mean field inference and mean field theory (physics)

In variational inference, the mean-field family of probability distributions is the set of distributions that factors over its terms (i.e. each component is independent of all others). This allows us ...
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Granger-Causality and Physics

Considering the conversation in "Does y = f(x) imply x granger-causes y", I have a deeper question about Granger-Causality. Suppose I have a leaf flying in the wind and it can only fly back ...
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How to determine statistical significance of physics dataset?

I am working on a physics paper, which looks at the dependence of resistivity on physical temperature. I obtained data showing a linear trend of the form $$\rho(T)=\rho_0[1+\alpha(T-T_0)]$$ Based on ...
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