[extropy-chat] the structure of randomness

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 4 21:28:50 UTC 2006

--- gts <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The results produced by John suggest to me that the
> chi-2 isn't the
> measure that corresponds very well to their human
> scored similarity.

Well that's because it's not. Chi^2 is more for
comparing ratios than histograms. If I remember my
stats correctly, the K-S (Kolmogorov-Smirnov)
statistic is more appropriate and will give a P-value
that two histograms represent the same underlying

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