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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: [math][proposal] stat package structure
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2004 13:36:07 GMT


Phil Steitz wrote:
> 
>>
>>> Maybe it should be organized more along the following lines?
>>>
>>> o.a.c.m.stat.probability...
>>> o.a.c.m.stat.univariate...
>>> o.a.c.m.stat.multivariate...
>>> o.a.c.m.stat.inference...
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not very picky about these names, either, as I'm not a
>> probability/statistics person, as I said before.  If others like the 
>> above,
>> that's fine by me.
>>
>>
> 
> I like inference better than test, since it is broader (e.g. would make 
> a natural home for confidence intervals) but I don't like probability 
> since it is IMHO too broad for its contents, which are just probability 
> distributions.  I also do not buy the argument that people will think 
> that /src/java/o/a/c/m/stat/distribution contains binaries or some such.
> 
> Phil
> 

Yes, Ok, it is pretty weak, isn't it. ;-)

-- 
Mark Diggory
Software Developer
Harvard MIT Data Center
http://www.hmdc.harvard.edu

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