Computational Statistics

23 Aug 2015 22:57

— I am drawing a somewhat arbitrary terminological divide between "statistical computing", meaning computing environments for statistical data analysis, and "computational statistics", meaning computational methods of special relevance to statistical problems, or tricky or interesting computational problems arising from statistical problems. (One might even call it "numerical methods for statistics", except that some of the most relevant algorithms aren't very numerical.) When I teach statistical computing, only part of what I teach is actually computational statistics...

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