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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Jul 26 00:17:37 CDT 2010

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.


> 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.

Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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