User talk:IapetusWave

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A belated welcome![edit]

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Here's wishing you a belated welcome to Wikipedia, IapetusWave. I see that you've already been around a while and wanted to thank you for your contributions. Though you seem to have been successful in finding your way around, you may benefit from following some of the links below, which help editors get the most out of Wikipedia:

Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post.

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page, consult Wikipedia:Questions, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

Again, welcome! JZCL 16:35, 28 February 2012 (UTC) JZCL 16:35, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Well done on your first article - very impressive. My first was not nearly as good.


I really appreciate the warm welcome and the compliment. I spent several hours on the article as I wanted it to be up to par with other articles in the category. Thank goodness for the sandbox. I will check out those links you provided. IapetusWave (talk) 18:02, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

My absolute pleasure. One of the main areas of weakness on wikipedia is Assuming good faith and encouraging other users. I've got many negative messages, but with a first page like that I think that you will make an excellent editor. Also, I noticed at the bottom of your page you put the {{ProbDistributions|continuous-bounded}} template at the bottom of your article. If you could tell me the subtopic it belongs to (Discrete univariate with finite support, Discrete univariate with infinite support, Continuous univariate supported on a bounded interval, e.g. [0,1], Continuous univariate supported on a semi-infinite interval, usually [0,∞), Continuous univariate supported on the whole real line (−∞, ∞), Continuous univariate with support whose type varies, Mixed continuous-discrete univariate distributions, Multivariate (joint), Directional, Degenerate and singular or Families) then I would happily add it to that topic (or show you how to if you wanted). Happy editing! JZCL 17:52, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Of course. It falls under the category "Continuous univariate supported on a bounded interval, e.g. [0,1]". When you get some free time, it would be great if you could show me or add it--your choice. IapetusWave (talk) 18:02, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Great! I'll show you tomorrow, but I'm going to water polo now!
Ok, Here's what you've got to do.
  1. Type in Template:ProbDistributions to the search box (or click on the link). A page should come up with the template you used.
  2. Click [1] at the top of the page.
  3. It will all look a bit confusing, but find the correct section (Continuous univariate supported on a bounded interval, e.g. [0,1]) and add it in the correct alphabetical place (between Beta distribution and Irwin–Hall distribution). Remember to wikilink it (put [[]] around it) and add the bullet point by adding a *.
  4. Click the show preview button, and, if it's there, click save page.

If there are any worries, please put them underneath. The best of luck! JZCL 16:55, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

P.S., just checking it's not the same thing as Beta distribution, is it?

Hope you had a good time at water polo. That's a sport I have never tried. I followed your instructions and when I clicked 'Show Preview' I did not see the page itself changing, but the text I inserted was retained. So I suppose it is in there (not 100% sure). About your question, no it's not the same thing and hopefully I will get around to learning gnuplot as a picture would be worth a 1000 words here. But to summarize if you can imagine the pictures from the Beta distribution article placed on a raised platform of varying height, that's what it looks like. The platform (rectangular) allows extremes (outliers) to be emphasized since the beta distribution itself is pretty limited in dealing with extremes. Anyway, thanks again!
Well done on successfully editing your first template! You've done it successfully. You can see if you like, click [show] on the section and it's there! Thanks for my first barnstar as well, you've really made my day.
You're welcome - you've been a big help!


Hi there, I thought that I might let you know about something on wikipedia. There are certain groups named 'WikiProjects. Their aim is to improve all articles in that area. There is a WikiProject named WikiProject Mathematics and I thought you might be interested. You can sign your name up here and work with other wikimathematicians! (I'm not one of them - I prefer to stick to theology and swimming/Water polo articles.) When you've joined you can ask other wikipedians to peer review your work and suggest improvements. JZCL 17:46, 1 March 2012 (UTC)