people: do you sometimes define new distributions? If yes how? distr package, define your own rdist, qdist functions?

@QContinuumHypothesis and RCommander (though not for real world analysis really...)

@QContinuumHypothesis well, there's RStudio...

My latest blog post is up! How to Divide by Zero: An Interview with Bill Shillito: blogs.ams.org/mathgradblog/201

#introduction Hello, I am interested in linguistics, electromagnetics, propulsion and ancient religions. Degrees in law, history, and philosophy. Science Fiction & Fantasy author, freelance lawyer and history teacher. Looking to make some connections and flesh out my RSS reader with interesting sources of articles on the above subjects.

Especially interested in good novels and articles about #colonization, from both a hard science and a wild-speculation or historic perspective.

Are there any open source GUI based statistics software programs? I know about R, but it’s command-line based...

@JordiGH
A type I error is a negative ( - , I stroke) accepted as a positive (a false positive). A type II error is a positive ( + , II strokes) accepted as a negative (a false negative).

I can never keep Type I errors and Type II errors apart. Anyone got a mnemonic for it in ? I wish they called them failure to reject or failure to accept or something else.

What are we to make of fields which strongly overlap in method & subject? (I have in mind cognitive science and psychology, ML and stats.)

- Deep philosophical differences?
- Routing around a degenerate research programme?
(Cogsci was born when psych was in the grip of behaviourism, the great dead end.)
- Convergent development (incidental similarity of 2 initially distinct fields)

(Stats is certainly not degenerate, but ML is benefitting from being smaller, having less baggage IMO. Psych...)

Why do I read research problems and textbook chapters or homework problems so differently? It's often the same math. But put it in a 'research' context and suddenly it's my cute little pet that I want to know every little thing about, instead of just wondering why it's in front of me again and how to get rid of it.

in abstract algebra, a *ring* is an algebraic structure that spins me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

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