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Russ Roberts had this to say about the proposal to replacing the calculus requirement with statistics for students. Statistics is in many ways much more useful for most students than calculus. The problem is, to teach it well is extraordinarily…Read more ›
David Hogg calls conventional statistical notation a “nomenclatural abomination”: The terminology used throughout this document enormously overloads the symbol p(). That is, we are using, in each line of this discussion, the function p() to mean something different; its meaning…Read more ›
Here’s a nice quip from Luke Gorrie on Twitter: Monads are hard because there are so many bad monad tutorials getting in the way of finally finding Wadler’s nice paper. Here’s the paper by Philip Wadler that I expect Luke…Read more ›
Here’s a strange way to do arithmetic on the real numbers. First, we’ll need to include +∞ and -∞ with the reals. We define the new addition of two elements x and y to be -log (exp(-x) + exp(-y) ).…Read more ›
The thing that sparked my interest in category theory was a remark from Ted Odell regarding the dual of a linear transformation. As I recall, he said something like “There’s a reason the star goes up instead of down” and…Read more ›
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