Questions tagged [probability]
A probability provides a quantitative description of the likely occurrence of a particular event.
Series expansion of a density function
Here's something I've wondered about for a while, but haven't been able to discover the correct terminology. Say you have a relatively complicated density function that you suspect might have a close ...
What is Bayes' theorem all about?
What are the main ideas, that is, concepts related to Bayes' theorem? I am not asking for any derivations of complex mathematical notation.
What's the difference between probability and statistics?
What's the difference between probability and statistics, and why are they studied together?
Motivation for Kolmogorov distance between distributions
There are many ways to measure how similar two probability distributions are. Among methods which are popular (in different circles) are: the Kolmogorov distance: the sup-distance between the ...
The Monty Hall Problem - where does our intuition fail us?
From Wikipedia : Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who ...
What are the key statistical concepts that relate to data mining?
What topics in statistics are most useful/relevant to data mining?