Ever wondered why Markov Chains in Monte Carlo methods converge after enough iterations?

I did.

Tanvir shared this link with me to find out why.

# Tag: Statistics

## Spring 2010 Classes

## Fall 2009 Classes

In Fall of 2009 I took one class:

MSCS 6010: Probability which used __Statistical Inference, Second edition__ by Casella & Berger.

**Addendum: 01/23/10**

Here is the syllabus for the course.

## Final Probability Update

This past December, on the fifteenth, I completed the Probability class that I was attending.

We covered Probability from the theoretical (Calculus) and analytical (MATLAB) side of things. In my first foray into theory behind Statistics, I found the relationships between the distributions to be really neat to see, and along with the Calculus, a *lot* to chew on all at once ;).

Overall it was a lot of fun; I can’t wait to get started with Simulation on the eighteenth.

## Where to Find Jobs in Statistics

## Mid Term Probability Update

In the first half of the semester in the Probability course I am taking we learned (among other things) how to, given the probability distribution function for any distribution, derive, if possible, the:

- Commulative Distribution Function
- Population Mean
- Population Variance
- Population Standard Deviation
- Population Median
- Population Mode
- Moment Generating Function

Everyone seems to be excited about the second half of the semester when we will start building on this foundation.

## Powerball Statistics

## Serious Statistics Programs Pay for the Fun Ones

Here is an article that explains how one of the four co-founders of SAS, a statistician, has an awesome job where the serious product (SAS) pays for him to develop the fun product (JMP).

Note: That is an understatement, as it probably would pay for him to stare at the ocean for the rest of his life if he wanted. It is still a good point, though: sell serious stuff to pay for the fun (for you) stuff.

## The American Statistical Association

The American Statistical Association, aka AMSTAT, is “[The United State’s] leading professional association for statistics.”.

Visit them here.

## Statistics is the New MBA

Check out this NY Times article discussing the demand for statisticians today.