Posts Tagged ‘ max ’

Guess who wins: apply() versus for loops in R

April 28, 2012
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Guess who wins: apply() versus for loops in R

Yesterday I tried to do some data processing on my really big data set in MS Excel. Wow, did it not like handling all those data!! Every time I tried to click on a different ribbon, the screen didn’t even … Continue reading →

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MAT8886 Fisher-Tippett theorem and limiting distribution for the maximum

January 12, 2012
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MAT8886 Fisher-Tippett theorem and limiting distribution for the maximum

Tomorrow, we will discuss Fisher-Tippett theorem. The idea is that there are only three possible limiting distributions for normalized versions of the maxima of i.i.d. samples . For bounded distribution, consider e.g. the uniform distribution on t...

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pmin and pmax

September 16, 2008
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Did you know that there are multiple versions of the min and max function. make sure that you are using the right one. pmin and pmax are the 'parallel' versions of the min and max function, meaning that they can take vector arguments and return vectors back. Much better than setting up your own apply function....

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