[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #502: Unbiased estimates of variance/ std deviation

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Sun May 13 09:53:34 CDT 2007


#502: Unbiased estimates of variance/ std deviation
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 Reporter:  pierregm     |        Owner:  somebody
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  new     
 Priority:  low          |    Milestone:  1.1     
Component:  Other        |      Version:  none    
 Severity:  trivial      |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:               |  
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Comment (by charris):

 There have been several discussions of this, and, IIRC, the upshot was
 that the biased estimates were preferred for numerical reasons. People
 want the unbiased estimate ofter enough that I think we should add a flag
 in the call, something like bias={0,1}.

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