[SciPy-User] Meaning of the phrase "Kolmo.-Smirnov complementary CDF"

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Mon Jul 26 01:54:48 CDT 2010


On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 23:04, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM, David Goldsmith <
> d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> This phrase occurs in the description of smirnov in scipy.special; is
> the
> >> meaning changed if I swap the complementary and the Kolmo.-Smirnov,
> i.e., is
> >> "Complementary Kolmo.-Smirnov CDF" equivalent in meaning?  (I need to
> >> shorten the description to fit on one terminal line and would like to
> >> substitute 1 - KSCDF or some such for it.)
> >>
> >
> > I think Kolmogorov should be spelled out.
>
> +1
>
> > Is "Complementary Kolmo.-Smirnov
> > CDF" equivalent to what?
>
> Subject: Meaning of the phrase "Kolmo.-Smirnov complementary CDF"
>
> "The complement of the one-sided Kolmogorov-Smirnov CDF." will suffice
> for a one-line description. Do not use "1 - KSCDF", please.
>

Excellent, thanks!

DG


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