Make code, not math (I know, I know…)

Oct 04, 2015 | Posted in code

My favorite slide: “If you can write a for-loop, you can do statistics.” This is exactly what I’ve been thinking all year: why can’t I run a simulation instead of computing the statistics mathematically?

This is for the programmers out there — like me — who don’t want to take a ton of statistics and probability classes in order to do data processing. After all, most statistics-writing mathematicians aren’t learning programming!

Thanks, Jake VanderPlas!

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