Category Archives: statistical inference

How impossible is an event with zero probability?

When we look at reality, we always perceive it as extremely complex and hard to model. Modelling reality in a perfect way would essentially mean being able to explain and predict phenomena with no more need of probability. In general, probability is what leads our lives to a choice instead of another, preferring A over …

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An arduous journey into statistical significance

All we know about the world teaches us that the effects of A and B are always different—in some decimal place—for any A and B. Thus asking “are the effects different?” is foolish. This is a quote by John Tuckey, and I’d like to start with that to enter the core of this post. What …

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