Talk:Independent and identically distributed random variables

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In the "Generalizations" section, I am missing pairwise/k-wise independence mentioned (i.e. any pair/k-tuple in the sequence is independent, but larger subsets are not necessarily independent). Pairwise/k-wise independence is used in theoretical CS. --David Pal

Link to German Version[edit]

Looks like this would be the corresponding article in German Wikipedia

It links to:

There in the text you will find "i.i.d. (für independent and identically distributed)".


I am leaving this in the 'talk' page, in case my edit is sloppy and removed-- but I aim to include some important information I learned today about IUDs and female anatomy, which is very mundane, but little known information: 'uterine malformation' is a common occurrence in women. We are not informed of its likelihood purchasing a potentially expensive IUD.

It is estimated that 7% of women, according to wiki's Interuterine Malformation page, (other sources will report as high as one fifth of womem) is born with this condition.

When a uterus has an unusual shape, it cannot always accommodate an IUD in such a way that it is effective. The uterus may be cleft in half, making 2 uteri. Some women have 2 cervixes, or 2 vaginas.

These unusually common malformations (they are here, absolutely must have a link in this article, for people considering the use and potential functionality of an interuterine device.

A uterus with 2 chambers cannot be sufficiently protected from pregnancy with this contraception in the same way a woman with a normal uterus would, and I had never heard of the prevalence of this condition until today. its taken me 25 years to hear about it. It would be better to consumers if this practical information were more common knowledge,

Any consumer of this product unaware of the link, or the structure of their uterus runs a risk of pregnancy and wasting money.

In short, an informational relationship between the IUD page and the Uterine Malformation page would be a very helpful one.

Not soure how to add the langunage link in this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:59, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

How about explaining 'independent but not identically distributed' variables? The meaning of independence and identical distribution, and its implication, should be more explicitly stated... in my opinion, that is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:52, 21 April 2016 (UTC)