Probability Distributions

Yes I know…what a thrilling blog post title! But you know, sometimes I get the feeling we get all caught up in overly complicated ways to solve problems, its neural nets that, boosting this, recommender that, yada yada, yada….like whatever!

We forget that in data analysis its so important it to have an intuitive grasp on the basics. And with that in mind I just had to post this amazing image from Sean Owens great blog post on understanding the relationship between different probability distributions. I started searching for something like this because I got into this long and thrilling conversation the other day on different distributions and everyone seemed a little too vague about it all. I tell you, I felt uneasy!

So check out the post and ensure you have a zen understanding of how they they all fit together!




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