[Numpy-discussion] non-standard standard deviation

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Dec 2 14:29:26 CST 2009


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 13:25, Colin J. Williams <cjw@ncf.ca> wrote:
> The conventional approach, based in the notion  of Expected values is
> given here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variance#Distribution_of_the_sample_variance
>
> I would suggest that numpy should stick with that until the approach
> advocated in: http://hdl.handle.net/1877/438
> is generally accepted.

We are not changing the behavior of numpy.std() or numpy.var() at this
point in time.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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