This note is about attempting to remove the bias brought in by using sample standard deviation estimates to estimate an unknown true standard deviation of a population. We establish there is a bias, concentrate on why it is not important to remove it for reasonable sized samples, and (despite that) […]

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R tip: first organize your tasks in terms of data, values, and desired transformation of values, not initially in terms of concrete functions or code. I know I write a lot about coding in R. But it is in the service of supporting statistics, analysis, predictive analytics, and data science. […]

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Jonathan Carroll had a an interesting R language idea: to use @-notation to request value substitution in a non-standard evaluation environment (inspired by msyql User-Defined Variables). He even picked the right image:

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