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Uniform probability distribution graphs[edit]

Hello everyone,

I've been looking to several probability distribution articles on Wikipedia, and I'm surprised to see that the rendering of each probability and cumulative density function is not uniform, which can be unpleasant when you are trying to compare two functions side-by-side.

There's a lot of distribution to cover, in my opinion the most common ones would be:


I'm not an expert at data visualisation, and I have no preference over what style to use, as long as it is consistent accross all distributions.

Best regards,

Zatyra (talk) 09:29, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

You might be better off discussing this at Template talk:Infobox probability distribution where there was a sizeable discussion that unified them to some extent in 2005. The dataviz landscape has changed a lot since then so to properly standardise them now is a great idea. Bigbluefish (talk) 14:39, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Education hiring an experienced Wikipedian[edit]

Wiki Education is hiring an experienced Wikipedian for a part-time (20 hours/week) position. The focus of this position is to help new editors (students and other academics) learn to edit Wikipedia. The main focus of the position is monitoring and tracking contributions by Wiki Education program participants, answering questions, and providing feedback. We're looking for a friendly, helpful editor who like to focus on article content, but also with a deep knowledge of policies and guidelines and the ability to explain them in simple, concise ways to new editors. They will be the third member of a team of expert Wikipedians, joining Ian (Wiki Ed) and Shalor (Wiki Ed). This is a part-time, U.S. based, remote or San Francisco based position.

We are especially interested in people with experience editing statistics-related articles. See our Careers page for more information. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:09, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Coarsened exact matching (CEM)[edit]

I recently used this method for weighting data in a regression model and couldn't find anything about this method on Wikipedia when I looked earlier. I was wondering if others thought this should be created as an independent article or if new content on this topic should be placed in a related article (refs for context: [1][2][3]). Based upon a few searches I did, propensity score matching appears to be the most relevant article that pertains to the application of CEM to propensity scores, whereas the most relevant article to the general topic appears to be matching (statistics).

That said, should CEM be covered in a section in matching (statistics) with Coarsened exact matching redirecting to that section, and mentioned in propensity score matching, or should I create an independent article on CEM? I'd probably add roughly the same amount of content on this topic to a Wikipedia article as there currently is in the article on structural breaks. I don't expect to add content on this topic until next week at the earliest, but I figured I'd ask for feedback on where to put it beforehand to save me some time. Seppi333 (Insert ) 18:19, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

statistical stability is bad[edit]

Hello, I think the article statistical stability is a hoax. (I’m not saying the topic itself is a hoax). In any case it is a horrible article. Sorry to be so harsh!144.35.20.45 (talk) 05:37, 9 September 2018 (UTC)