[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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