Comments on: Probability Plotting http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/ Weaving together Astronomy+Statistics+Computer Science+Engineering+Intrumentation, far beyond the growing borders Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:47:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4 By: aneta http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/comment-page-1/#comment-305 aneta Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:27:04 +0000 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/?p=349#comment-305 Of course there is an assumption here that you know what this Weibull paper is. I'm an astronomer and I only used log-log paper in the past. When I typically do all the operations on the computer when I work with the data. So telling me to "linearize the CDF to assess the fit" is understandable while "go use the Weibull paper" requires checking what this paper really is and does for you. Of course there is an assumption here that you know what this Weibull paper is. I’m an astronomer and I only used log-log paper in the past. When I typically do all the operations on the computer when I work with the data. So telling me to “linearize the CDF to assess the fit” is understandable while “go use the Weibull paper” requires checking what this paper really is and does for you.

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By: brianISU http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/comment-page-1/#comment-275 brianISU Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:19:19 +0000 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/?p=349#comment-275 I agree. It seems to be less intimidating to say "plot this data on Weibull paper" than, "linearize the CDF to asses the fit". I agree. It seems to be less intimidating to say “plot this data on Weibull paper” than, “linearize the CDF to asses the fit”.

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By: vlk http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/comment-page-1/#comment-272 vlk Sat, 05 Jul 2008 17:24:20 +0000 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/?p=349#comment-272 Ah, now I understand. This is definitely a cultural thing. I recall that we had enormous difficulty getting Stats students to make log-log plots without first taking the log of the quantities that were being plotted. We should have said, "plot it on log-log paper" and then everything would have been clear! Ah, now I understand. This is definitely a cultural thing. I recall that we had enormous difficulty getting Stats students to make log-log plots without first taking the log of the quantities that were being plotted. We should have said, “plot it on log-log paper” and then everything would have been clear!

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By: brianISU http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/comment-page-1/#comment-271 brianISU Thu, 03 Jul 2008 04:14:07 +0000 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/?p=349#comment-271 I just finished a course in which probability plotting is a strong emphasis. Sure we used computers, but every plot was called paper. eg, Weibull paper, Normal paper, logarithmic paper etc. I think it is more an example of nostalgia than anything. I just finished a course in which probability plotting is a strong emphasis. Sure we used computers, but every plot was called paper. eg, Weibull paper, Normal paper, logarithmic paper etc. I think it is more an example of nostalgia than anything.

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By: hlee http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/2008/probability-plotting/comment-page-1/#comment-261 hlee Tue, 01 Jul 2008 03:07:21 +0000 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/slog/?p=349#comment-261 I saw similar plots from old text books but never paid attention since computers do the job. I didn't know it is called probability plotting paper. At least, probability plotting paper is not taught in regular class! It is very interesting to see other methodologies and 63.2%. I saw similar plots from old text books but never paid attention since computers do the job. I didn’t know it is called probability plotting paper. At least, probability plotting paper is not taught in regular class! It is very interesting to see other methodologies and 63.2%.

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