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397 votes
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Explaining to laypeople why bootstrapping works

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337 votes
8 answers
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Why is Euclidean distance not a good metric in high dimensions?

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153 votes
8 answers
155k views

What is the difference between off-policy and on-policy learning?

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132 votes
19 answers
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Books for self-studying time series analysis?

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120 votes
6 answers
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What loss function for multi-class, multi-label classification tasks in neural networks?

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89 votes
11 answers
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Why should I be Bayesian when my model is wrong?

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11 answers
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Is there any *mathematical* basis for the Bayesian vs frequentist debate?

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71 votes
4 answers
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Assumptions regarding bootstrap estimates of uncertainty

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71 votes
5 answers
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What's the difference between momentum based gradient descent and Nesterov's accelerated gradient descent?

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62 votes
2 answers
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Optimal number of folds in $K$-fold cross-validation: is leave-one-out CV always the best choice?

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6 answers
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What are the main theorems in Machine (Deep) Learning?

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3 answers
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Consider the sum of $n$ uniform distributions on $[0,1]$, or $Z_n$. Why does the cusp in the PDF of $Z_n$ disappear for $n \geq 3$?

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3 answers
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Intuitive difference between hidden Markov models and conditional random fields

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3 answers
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What's the relation between hierarchical models, neural networks, graphical models, bayesian networks?

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4 answers
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Maximum Mean Discrepancy (distance distribution)

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1 answer
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What is the standard error of the sample standard deviation?

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1 answer
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What are variational autoencoders and to what learning tasks are they used?

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3 answers
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Asymptotic distribution of sample variance of non-normal sample

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1 answer
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PCA, LDA, CCA, and PLS

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29 votes
3 answers
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Connection between Fisher metric and the relative entropy

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3 answers
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Does differential geometry have anything to do with statistics?

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1 answer
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Why is the cost function of neural networks non-convex?

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4 answers
19k views

Calculating required sample size, precision of variance estimate?

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18 votes
1 answer
3k views

What are some distributions over the probability simplex?

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15 votes
4 answers
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Estimate the Kullback–Leibler (KL) divergence with Monte Carlo

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14 votes
2 answers
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Pros and cons of weight normalization vs batch normalization

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3 answers
716 views

Using information geometry to define distances and volumes…useful?

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2 answers
7k views

Anchoring Faster RCNN

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2 answers
9k views

What are the advantages of using a Bayesian neural network

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1 answer
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Covariance matrix for Gaussian Process and Wishart distribution

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