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After doing nearly all the coursework for a Ph.D. in math, I then did all the coursework for a Ph.D. in statistics and completed that degree.

Apr
11
revised Question on Maximum Likelihood Estimation
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Apr
11
revised Question on Maximum Likelihood Estimation
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Apr
8
revised Optimization problem involving Multivariate Normal
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Apr
8
revised Convergence for symmetric, positive semi-definite operator
better MathJax usage
Apr
8
comment Systematic brute-force searches for counterexamples
@AndresCaicedo : One could make the question of how to make this precise a part of the posted question. But I put the question in bold: it asks whether there's a body of published things about this.
Apr
8
revised Systematic brute-force searches for counterexamples
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Apr
4
asked Systematic brute-force searches for counterexamples
Mar
23
revised The number of partitions between two fixed partitions
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Mar
17
revised ordinary least square and random projection
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Feb
13
revised How to perform Importance Sampling with Prior Information
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Feb
10
comment Sexy vacuity …
If the base is the real or complex zero and the exponent is the natural zero, then $0^0=1$. For example: $\displaystyle e^z=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{z^n}{n!}$. If $z=0$, then the first term in this expansion is $0^0/0!=1$.
Feb
10
awarded  Favorite Question
Feb
7
comment “Smallest” event such that probability greater than a given value
Did the problem you're studying specify a particular probability distribution?
Jan
29
asked Quantifying simplicity, in the case of trigonometric and exponential functions
Jan
29
comment Is a fair lottery possible?
This question somehow reminds me of that solved by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008: How to prevent double-spending of bitcoins. But I'm not sure that really has anything to do with this.
Jan
26
comment Estimate on gaussian distribution
@cardinal : "Hard" in the sense that you probably have to resort to numerical methods.
Jan
26
comment Estimate on gaussian distribution
If you do reduce it to a normal distibution whose variance is just an identity matrix, then the constraints will also get transformed so that each will involve more than one of the independent components, so I think you'll still have just as hard a problem.
Jan
23
revised Kähler Identities: from the untwisted to the twisted case
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Jan
23
revised Taylor series coefficients
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Jan
21
comment Concentration rates for the posterior distribution
....Bayesians, notably Duke University's Jim Berger, don't really care about things like this. Accuracy in language really does make things clearer.