BENFORD’S LAW

Benford's law describes an expected distribution of the first digit in many naturally-occurring datasets.

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CONTINGENCY TABLES

Contingency tables are tables of counts of events or things, cross-tabulated by row and column.

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HYPERPARAMETER

Hyperparameter is used in machine learning, where it refers, loosely speaking, to user-set parameters, and in Bayesian statistics, to refer to parameters of the prior distribution.

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SAMPLE

Why sample? A while ago, sample would not have been a candidate for Word of the Week, its meaning being pretty obvious to anyone with a passing acquaintance with statistics. I select it today because of some output I saw from a decision tree in Python.

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