[SciPy-user] information on statistical functions

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Dec 17 22:21:55 CST 2008

josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> I compared the doc strings for np.var and np.std. np.std is very brief
> on biasedness, and I think the sentence in np.var is relatively
> neutral, neither doc string mentions the word unbiased. Your reference
> to "unbiased" and "sample" estimator might be useful for users that
> are not so familiar with the statistical background. After your
> explanation, I would think it would be better to drop any reference to
> biasedness in np.std. On the other hand, the scipy doc strings still
> need a lot of cleaning and writing.

Those functions are deprecated in 0.7, so this should not be too much of
a concern.


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