Thursday, July 5, 2012

sim-udacity: A Github Repository for Udacity Statistics Simulations

I've created a GitHub repository for some fun simulations and other code to illustrate ideas and applications. I  believe it's helpful for many people to use simulations to better understand what's going on when learning statistics. Why are things done the way they are? Well, let's simulate the random process and find out!

These are currently in Python but I'll be adding R versions. I'll be adding simulations that illustrate particular ideas in probability and statistics, or that are just fun. Some of the most interesting and useful, I believe, will be related to hypothesis testing.

The initial repository has a basic Monty Hall simulation and two roulette simulations that sample from either a uniform or exponential distribution. I tend to use NumPy quite a bit.

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