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someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums) actuary , statistician
(statistics) the difficulty of applying Bayes' theorem is that the probabilities of the different causes are seldom known, in which case it may be postulated that they are all equal (sometimes known as postulating the equidistribution of ignorance) Bayes' postulate
(statistics) a theorem describing how the conditional probability of a set of possible causes for a given observed event can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and the conditional probability of the outcome of each cause Bayes' theorem
graph showing statistics in curve bell-shaped curve
(statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics Bernoulli's law , law of large numbers
agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers BJS , Bureau of Justice Statistics
any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons boson
(statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total centile , percentile
statistics and economic models in studying history, use of cliometrics
statistics, simultaneous change in value of two random variables in correlation
(statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means covariance
(statistics) correlated variation covariation
(statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores decile
(statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution degree of freedom
scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics demographer , demographist , population scientist
statistics, study of population demography
vital statistics of a population demography
study of population statistics demography
(statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable; if f(x) dependent variable
(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence distribution , statistical distribution
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