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Steve miller's Blog – May 2018 Archive (3)

Poker, Probability, Monte Carlo, and R

My daughter just started a business analytics Master's program. For the probability sequence of the core statistics course, one of her assignments is to calculate the probability of single 5 card draw poker hands from a 52-card…


Added by steve miller on May 23, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Frequencies in Pandas -- and a Little R Magic for Python

I've got a big digital mouth. Last time, I wrote on frequencies using R, noting cavalierly that I'd done similar development in Python/Pandas. I wasn't lying, but the pertinent work I dug up from…


Added by steve miller on May 16, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Favorite Statistical Procedure? Frequencies!

At a conference I attended a few years ago, a data scientist on a round table discussion replied to a question of what she considered the most important mathematical function in her work with: "the division operator". That clever response provided grist for my later answer to a similar question on my favorite statistical procedure: "frequencies and…


Added by steve miller on May 1, 2018 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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