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Carol Eisen
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397 votes
11 answers
173k views

Explaining to laypeople why bootstrapping works

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127 votes
9 answers
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Numerical example to understand Expectation-Maximization

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107 votes
7 answers
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How does the reparameterization trick for VAEs work and why is it important?

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86 votes
5 answers
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What is the difference Cross-entropy and KL divergence?

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58 votes
6 answers
33k views

Practical hyperparameter optimization: Random vs. grid search

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57 votes
10 answers
59k views

Why is the sum of two random variables a convolution?

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1 answer
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Why are non zero-centered activation functions a problem in backpropagation?

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4 answers
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Why maximum likelihood and not expected likelihood?

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4 answers
47k views

Estimating the most important features in a k-means cluster partition

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0 answers
790 views

Distribution of inverse Wishart to a power?

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6 answers
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Average value paradox - What is this called?

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4 answers
27k views

Mean and Median properties

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2 answers
856 views

Are neural networks consistent estimators?

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2 answers
3k views

The geometric mean is an unbiased estimator of the mean of which continuous distribution?

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3 answers
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What is the difference between deterministic and stochastic model?

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2 answers
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Expected Fisher's information matrix for Student's t-distribution?

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1 answer
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Rao-Blackwell unbiased estimator binomial distribution

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4 answers
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What is exponential entropy?

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1 answer
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KL-divergence: P||Q vs. Q||P

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1 answer
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What is a good introductory text on resampling methods? [duplicate]

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2 answers
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What is the distribution of $\ln(\frac{X_1+X_2}{X_1})$ when $X_1, X_2 \sim \text{IID Exp}(1)$?

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2 answers
104 views

Two dependent uniformly distributed continuous variables and Bayes' theorem: a billiard table exercise

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Computing effect size (partial eta squared) from a RM-ANOVA's F value

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3 answers
16k views

Which way is correct to write confidence intervals: [a; b] or (a; b)? [duplicate]

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3 answers
3k views

How to randomly generate random numbers in one of two intervals

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3 answers
202 views

Distribution change of variables

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1 answer
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Applying T Test for single mean in Likert scale

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3 answers
686 views

Bayesian inference on a sum of iid random variables with known distribution

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2 votes
2 answers
477 views

Correlation or difference? appropriate test for variables with different units?

2 votes
2 answers
32 views

What additional information would I need to calculate P(X|Y or Z) given P(X|Y) and P(X|Z)?

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