[SciPy-User] "small data" statistics

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Thu Oct 11 10:49:50 CDT 2012


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:57:23AM -0400, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> Everyone is talking about "Big data", but is anyone still interested
> in doing small sample statistics in python.

I am!

> I'd like to know whether it's worth spending any time on general
> purpose small sample statistics.

It is. Big data is a buzz, but few people have big data. In addition,
what they don't realize is that it is often a small sample problem in
terms of statistics, as the number of sample is often not much bigger
than the number of features.

Thanks for all your work on scipy.stats!

Gael


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