Posts Tagged ‘ normal distribution ’

Background to my book project “Empirical Software Engineering with R”

June 21, 2012
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This post provides background information that can be referenced by future posts. For the last 18 months I have been working in fits and starts on a book that has the working title “Empirical Software Engineering with R”. The idea is to provide broad coverage of software engineering issues from an empirical perspective (i.e., the

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How to label all the outliers in a boxplot

January 27, 2011
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How to label all the outliers in a boxplot

In this post I offer an alternative function for boxplot, which will enable you to label outlier observations while handling complex uses of boxplot.

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Forsythe’s algorithm

May 8, 2010
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Forsythe’s algorithm

In connection with the Bernoulli factory post of last week, Richard Brent arXived a short historical note recalling George Forsythe’s algorithm for simulating variables with density when (the extension to any upper bound is straightforward). The idea is to avoid computing the exponential function by simulating uniforms until since the probability of this event is

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