[Numpy-discussion] non-standard standard deviation

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Mon Nov 30 00:57:33 CST 2009


On 29-Nov-09, at 8:15 PM, Robin wrote:

> There have been previous discussions on this (but I can't find them
> now) and I believe the current default was chosen deliberately. I
> think it is the view of the numpy developers that the n divisor has
> more desireable properties in most cases than the traditional n-1 -
> see this paper by Travis Oliphant for details:
> http://hdl.handle.net/1877/438

One such relevant discussion preceded this informative rant by Robert  
Kern:

http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/scipy-user/2008-December/019118.html

David


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