## The average bootstrap sample omits 36.8% of the data

Suppose you roll six identical six-sided dice. Chance are that you will see at least…

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Suppose you roll six identical six-sided dice. Chance are that you will see at least…

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In a previous article, I showed two ways to define a log-likelihood function in SAS.…

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Maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) is a powerful statistical technique that uses optimization techniques to fit…

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If you toss a coin 28 times, you would not be surprised to see three…

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According to Hyndman and Fan ("Sample Quantiles in Statistical Packages," TAS, 1996), there are nine…

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In last week's article about the Flint water crisis, I computed the 90th percentile of…

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The April 2017 issue of Significance magazine features a cover story by Robert Langkjaer-Bain about…

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Quick! What is the next term in the numerical sequence 1, 2, 1, 2, 3,…

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If a financial analyst says it is "likely" that a company will be profitable next…

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A frequently asked question on SAS discussion forums concerns randomly assigning units (often patients in…