Tag: terminology

168 What is a data scientist? 2016-02-11T08:44:20.053

93 What are the most misused statistics terms that we should care to correct? 2016-03-21T21:24:45.090

86 What is batch size in neural network? 2015-05-22T09:15:21.810

78 Is there a way to remember the definitions of Type I and Type II Errors? 2010-08-12T19:55:02.167

76 What is covariance in plain language? 2012-06-03T05:01:45.503

66 When should linear regression be called "machine learning"? 2017-03-20T22:10:20.387

62 What are the major philosophical, methodological, and terminological differences between econometrics and other statistical fields? 2011-10-14T03:45:54.723

58 What do you call an average that does not include outliers? 2009-02-02T14:21:12.103

56 What's so 'moment' about 'moments' of a probability distribution? 2011-10-26T21:54:59.040

56 What does a "closed-form solution" mean? 2013-09-23T23:31:26.477

55 Difference between neural net weight decay and learning rate 2012-05-25T05:17:27.130

54 What is the difference between a "nested" and a "non-nested" model? 2010-11-19T11:32:02.027

48 Why isn't Logistic Regression called Logistic Classification? 2014-12-07T18:44:41.497

46 Explain the difference between multiple regression and multivariate regression, with minimal use of symbols/math 2010-09-03T18:54:17.230

43 What's the difference between feed-forward and recurrent neural networks? 2010-08-30T15:33:28.180

43 Most confusing statistical terms 2012-01-12T12:35:18.830

42 Correct spelling (capitalization, italicization, hyphenation) of "p-value"? 2010-07-28T04:08:23.973

41 When teaching statistics, use "normal" or "Gaussian"? 2014-09-08T23:43:41.337

35 Objective function, cost function, loss function: are they the same thing? 2015-10-25T22:03:48.117

31 Why are MA(q) time series models called "moving averages"? 2013-05-06T01:49:02.893

31 What is the best way to remember the difference between sensitivity, specificity, precision, accuracy, and recall? 2014-10-31T19:14:20.627

31 Why are there two spellings of "heteroskedastic" or "heteroscedastic"? 2015-05-22T08:47:51.003

30 Difference between forecast and prediction? 2013-07-23T17:46:35.467

29 Why is the expected value named so? 2017-03-03T01:13:29.713

27 What is the difference between a Normal and a Gaussian Distribution 2013-04-12T17:28:42.433

26 What is the difference between an estimator and a statistic? 2013-01-15T02:30:09.810

26 What does 'highly non linear' mean? 2014-04-17T13:33:38.430

25 Is correlation equivalent to association? 2013-02-05T03:41:49.063

25 In layman's terms what is the difference between a model and a distribution? 2016-05-02T07:40:04.173

25 Is Tikhonov regularization the same as Ridge Regression? 2016-09-10T04:44:58.657

24 What is the difference between Multiclass and Multilabel Problem 2011-06-13T05:35:36.353

23 Is a vague prior the same as a non-informative prior? 2011-02-22T14:49:46.453

23 Why are regression problems called "regression" problems? 2011-05-21T18:25:00.283

23 Is regression with L1 regularization the same as Lasso, and with L2 regularization the same as ridge regression? And how to write "Lasso"? 2016-03-07T19:24:48.317

23 The origin of the term "regularization" 2016-12-09T23:51:48.993

22 Inference vs. estimation? 2015-01-01T08:12:07.280

21 Measuring the "distance" between two multivariate distributions 2010-10-28T13:06:25.417

21 Does this discrete distribution have a name? 2015-05-17T21:33:30.110

21 Does this distribution have a name? $f(x)\propto\exp(-|x-\mu|^p/\beta)$ 2016-03-10T18:59:53.187

21 Is 50% 100% higher than 25% or is it 25% higher than 25%? 2017-02-16T15:37:56.237

21 Why is the term "Monte Carlo simulation" used instead of "Random simulation"? 2017-12-27T20:23:14.420

20 What's the difference between mathematical statistics and statistics? 2012-07-10T10:17:24.557

20 What is a manifold? 2017-07-08T06:13:52.530

19 What does "fiducial" mean (in the context of statistics)? 2013-06-08T16:49:31.880

19 What is the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics? 2013-10-05T04:59:21.093

19 Antonym of variance 2015-11-25T11:25:39.887

19 Understanding LSTM units vs. cells 2016-10-23T23:37:10.387

18 Why is logistic regression a linear model? 2014-03-03T17:52:00.047

18 Should I capitalise the "N" in "Normal Distribution" in British English? 2015-09-21T10:11:17.500

17 Is there any statistical test that is parametric and non-parametric? 2011-11-16T00:00:17.497

17 How to understand "nonlinear" as in "nonlinear dimensionality reduction"? 2014-11-18T14:57:37.550

17 What's in a name: hyperparameters 2016-04-19T17:37:49.017

17 Why is the James-Stein estimator called a "shrinkage" estimator? 2017-09-21T14:45:24.563

17 A term for "number of columns" of a matrix 2017-11-17T10:47:25.100

16 What is meant by 'weak learner'? 2014-01-13T03:43:47.203

16 What does the term saturating nonlinearities mean? 2015-09-26T19:45:15.310

16 Why is it called the "standard" deviation? 2015-10-04T17:02:47.613

16 Why is the logistic distribution called "logistic"? 2016-01-28T18:34:05.010

16 When was the word "bias" coined to mean $\mathbb{E}[\hat{\theta}-\theta]$? 2017-12-01T12:54:20.813

15 Does this quantity related to independence have a name? 2011-01-06T19:50:41.317

15 What is the difference between logistic and logit regression? 2014-10-16T16:55:28.063

15 Why are “time series” called such? 2015-01-29T11:29:44.650

15 What is the "partial" in partial least squares methods? 2015-01-29T16:43:59.257

15 Why is a "negative binomial" random variable called that? 2015-08-27T23:00:33.500

15 What does it mean to say that an event "happens eventually"? 2016-06-30T20:01:05.493

15 Tensors in neural network literature: what's the simplest definition out there? 2016-09-04T03:04:55.937

15 Difference between convolution neural network and deep learning 2016-09-14T05:49:34.743

15 What is null model in regression and how does it related to null hypothesis? 2017-02-02T18:58:11.060

14 What is the difference between statistics and biostatistics? 2010-11-10T17:37:00.063

14 How to digest statistical context? 2011-10-22T05:44:03.563

14 What does Theta mean? 2012-08-22T22:16:18.727

14 What does "normalization" mean and how to verify that a sample or a distribution is normalized? 2013-09-19T23:39:31.987

14 What exactly is called "principal component" in PCA? 2014-02-27T12:19:07.050

14 What are differences between the terms "time series analysis" and "longitudinal data analysis" 2014-04-11T15:17:02.923

14 Does "correlation" also mean the slope in regression analysis? 2014-06-10T12:08:06.160

14 Is it wrong to refer to results as being "highly significant"? 2014-07-11T18:28:02.197

14 Difference between "kernel" and "filter" in CNN 2015-05-31T06:19:53.180

13 Difference between the terms 'joint distribution' and 'multivariate distribution'? 2011-02-15T20:21:36.447

13 What exactly does it mean to 'pool data'? 2011-06-27T16:03:53.463

13 What is randomness? 2012-04-11T11:47:02.840

13 Difference between Randomization test and Permutation test 2013-04-10T16:48:31.610

13 Thesaurus for statistics and machine learning terms 2014-05-02T21:15:30.577

13 "Dummy variable" versus "indicator variable" for nominal/categorical data 2014-11-26T18:09:39.437

13 How does "Fundamental Theorem of Factor Analysis" apply to PCA, or how are PCA loadings defined? 2014-11-27T09:27:25.140

13 What is the difference between errors and residuals? 2015-01-14T15:27:21.707

13 Is it wrong to refer to results as "nearly" or "somewhat" significant? 2015-09-17T14:15:43.950

13 Empirical CDF vs CDF 2016-10-13T05:40:28.780

13 What does the "machine" in "support vector machine" and "restricted Boltzmann machine" mean? 2017-02-10T05:53:18.940

12 Etymology of "t" in t-test and t-distribution 2012-01-15T16:26:11.237

12 What is contingent in a contingency table? 2013-03-31T04:01:03.473

12 Is any quantitative property of the population a "parameter"? 2013-07-05T02:03:32.377

12 Does "Inference" include estimation or only testing? 2013-07-30T19:38:18.357

12 Is there a better name than "average of the integral"? 2013-10-18T08:27:04.943

12 Common words that have particular statistical meanings 2013-12-30T03:37:33.393

12 Why are the geometric distribution and hypergeometric distribution called as such? 2014-03-19T17:56:10.360

12 Can anyone clarify the concept of a "sum of random variables" 2014-05-01T19:18:29.467

12 Are "random sample" and "iid random variable" synonyms? 2014-05-18T03:44:31.193

12 What does it mean to regress a variable against another 2014-12-04T21:44:55.743

12 What do we mean by hyperparameters? 2015-04-30T15:52:00.333