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Places to get involved[edit]

I gave you some links for places to find articles to copyedit before. Here's a nice little list of places for editors to get involved more in Wikipedia process, if that interests you: Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Too much help. Answering questions at the Reference desks can be fun.-gadfium 08:30, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Probability and statistics sub-project[edit]

I hear there's a proposal to start a "probability and statistics" sub-project (aka task force or work group) of WikiProject Maths. If you'd be interested in participating, please add your name and any comments at WP:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Probability and statistics.-gadfium 04:15, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I've signed up. Hope that's an area where I can make some useful contributions. Tayste (talk - contrib) 05:41, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks for signing up, and welcome to Wikipedia! Looks like we've about reached the critical mass for starting a sub-project (or task force or work group or whatever) so I'll probably launch it officially at the weekend by creating a sub-project page as a sub-page of WP:WikiProject Mathematics. Currently there's a first draft in my sandbox — feel free expand, amend or comment on it (either by starting a talk page for it or posting on my talk page).
By the way, thanks for making the new images for binomial distribution — very nice. Did you use gnuplot? It can be helpful, but by no means essential or required, to post the code on the Image page, as i did for the images for log-logistic distribution such as Loglogistichaz.svg. Makes it easier for others to amend or make their own versions if they wish (e.g. without use of colour) or to see how you did it so they can do something similar, and seems to be in the general spirit of Wikipedia and the open-sourceness.
Again, welcome to Wikipedia! Hope you like it and decide to stay. Regards, Qwfp (talk) 11:09, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Generalized estimating equation[edit]

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Wikipedia:New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

This is the link to the noticeboard we discussed at the Auckland Meetup: Wikipedia:New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board for discussion relevant to New Zealand Wikipedians. Thanks for attending Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland 5. Hope to see you at future meetups. Linnah (talk) 21:26, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Grab some glory, and a barnstar[edit]

Hi, I'd like to invite you to participate in the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. In May, about 30 editors helped remove the {{copyedit}} tag from 1175 articles. The backlog is still over 7500 articles, and extends back to the beginning of 2008! We really need your help to reduce it. Copyediting just a couple articles can qualify you for a barnstar. Serious copyeditors can win prestigious and exclusive rewards. See the event page for more information. And thanks for your consideration. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 15:23, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive invitation[edit]

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File:2010 canterbury aftershocks by depth.svg[edit]

Can you change the header text to "Canterbury aftershocks by depth and time as of [date and time of the data]"? I assume the graph is not redrawn then the source file is updated. Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 07:34, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

OK, will do, when I get a chance. Yes, downloading the data is done separately to making the plot.
Any other amendments? I'll try to add an indication of what the sizes of the circles mean (i.e. a scale of magnitudes on the right hand side) and actual dates on the x axis. I considered using colour (e.g. distance from central Chch) but I'm not sure it needs it. Tayste (edits) 21:19, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

November copy edit drive[edit]

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GOCE Year-end Report[edit]

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Regarding example of normal approximation of binomial distribution[edit]

Tayste,

I have only three explanations, why you reverted my recent fix:

1.Either we live in different parallel universes where deviation and variance related in some bizarre way;
2.Either you did that without reasoning, assumed the fix as trolling.
3.Either I cannot comprehend given example.

I would discard first one and put my money on second one.
In a case of No#3, could you please explain what I do not understand?

Sincerely,
78.60.1.77
—Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.60.1.77 (talk) 19:36, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia, please check out the welcome page.
No, not option 2 because I assumed your edit was made in good faith. Option 3: That section is talking about the distribution of a proportion, derived from a sample of size n. As n increases, the calculated proportion gets more accurate, i.e. less variable, so the standard deviation gets smaller. The formula in the article is correct. See also: standard error.

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Statistical Proof[edit]

Thanks for coming over to take a look at statistical proof. I've been thinking about proof in the natural sciences and thought I would first work through the statistical notions to improve my understanding. Any feedback you can provide will be appreciated. The first section on axioms could probably use some help. When I started on that article a couple of days ago it was filled with misinformation and poorly written.Thompsma (talk) 01:02, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for raising this article at Talk:Statistics. I've replied on the talk page too. It'll take me a while to assess the references in the article (one of which I've already deleted as irrelevant). Tayste (edits) 01:08, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Hi Tayste - I was hoping to remove the expert tag on statistical proof. I think there is little justification for it given the content of the article in relation to many of the others I have come across. If you could please take an honest read through the article and ask if the tag is indeed justified. I am a scientist - two masters degrees, one in science a second in education. I am not an expert statistician by profession, but I am competent enough in the field to write intelligently on the topic. Please read through the article carefully. I will not remove the tag without your consent or without a collective consensus, but that article is touched so rarely. I think it is a shame to have one of the articles on Wikipedia that is better organized to be polluted by such a tag when we have much worse receiving praise in other instances. Thanks.Thompsma (talk) 21:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

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GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Thanks (bass trombone picture)[edit]

Thanks for clearing up the caption on that picture - it's hard to tell if changes to info like that are legitimate or just a high schooler's guess. I certainly couldn't tell what trigger configuration it was, but I figured somebody could! - Special-T (talk) 01:55, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

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SEM software[edit]

Please join the discussion at Talk:Structural_equation_modeling#SEM-specific_software. Thanks! --Ronz (talk) 18:20, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

trombone questions[edit]

Hello Tayste, you can call me 74. I plucked your name from the Trombone and Types of trombone article. Do you have some time to mess with these things nowadays? There is a beginning-editor person trying to write up something on an annual trombone festival held in Hong Kong; the topic is close to being WP:NOTE enough for a dedicated article, and is definitely WP:NOTEWORTHY for inclusion in some existing article. However, unlike baritone#Artists and brass_band, the trombone-articles don't list the major festivals, except as raw external links e.g. Types of trombones has a couple of the festival-organizers as external links (which makes little sense). Anyhoo, if you would like to help Stanley and myself, it would be appreciated. I've also done some research on our existing trombone-festivals, both of which are stubs, and added the sources to their talkpages, if you feel like working on that stuff.

  1. User_talk:Stanleywlchen#getting_SliderAsia_article_written_correctly , needs analysis of whether enough WP:RS exist, plus help drafting prose neutrally
  2. Talk:International_Trombone_Association#potential_WP:RS, needs sources integrated into the existing article
  3. Talk:Eastern_Trombone_Workshop#potential_WP:RS, needs sources integrated into the existing article
  4. Trombone, possibly needs a new section on festivals/soloists/professors/symphonies/etc (cf baritone and brass band)

Thanks for improving wikipedia. p.s. If you reply here, please leave me a message on my talkpage, so I'll know you did. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 00:31, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for drawing these to my attention. Yes, I do have some time off work over the summer break, so I might look into them. Tayste (edits) 01:02, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Appreciated.  :-)   — 74.192.84.101 (talk) 17:47, 15 January 2014 (UTC)