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From: Chris Weed (chrisweed_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-16 23:49:45

On 11/16/06, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Chris Weed wrote:
> > On 11/16/06, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> My framework for incremental statistical accumulation is ready for
> >> review. Here is the overview:
> <snip>
> > This library looks cool.
> > I hope you don't mind some feedback, but I would suggest not calling
> > histogram, "density".
> > Why not call it "histogram"?
> > Chris
> I don't have an answer for you right now. This library represents the
> work of several people, some of whom have a deep statistical background.
> I am not one of them -- this statistic was written by someone else. I'll
> make a note to make sure this question is answered during the review, if
> not before.
> Thanks for your interest.

Just to follow up. I probably should have mentioned the reason for my
comment. There are several ways to estimate a pdf, of which a
histogram is one of them. Another example is kernel density
estimation. I think it would be nice to differentiate your estimator
as a histogram by name.

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