[SciPy-User] Wording question regarding to distributions
Thu Jan 14 17:48:14 CST 2010
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 3:13 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 5:37 PM, David Warde-Farley <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 14-Jan-10, at 5:30 PM, Gökhan Sever wrote:
>>> What is the right way to express:
>>> Do we fit data to a distribution or distribution to data?
>> I would say the latter. Assuming we are talking about the same
> I agree, unless you are "massaging" your data to fit the distribution
> to get nicer results.
Exactly: you're only "fitting data to a distribution" if you're
fiddling w/ the data to make it fit; otherwise, your "fitting the
distribution to the data."
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