HTML is one of the most fundamental technologies used on the Internet. While it’s an expansive topic to cover in a blog post, we’ll review the basics here, how it’s used on proloquor.net, and where you can go for more information.
The Web is not a single technology, but a myriad of protocols, languages, and tools stitched together to form a single user experience. This is the first in a series of posts that describe those technologies, and particularly how they’re used on proloquor.net. Before diving in however, let’s review how we got where we are today. Continue reading “The Internet: A Brief History”
While Probability Density Functions for continuous random variables are useful in describing many statistical processes in nature, they’re not much use when analyzing polling data. In this post, we’ll introduce the discrete version of PDF’s and use it to describe some previous examples.
Now that we have some experience with calculating probabilities, we can start developing more sophisticated tools for describing and analyzing statistical properties. While some of what we’ll discuss today doesn’t necessarily lend itself well to polling, we’ll cover all types of probability distributions, just to be complete.
In the last post, we introduced the basic concepts of probability, as well as the events for which we calculate those probabilities. In many statistical calculations involving polling data, we’re interested in the probabilities of combinations of multiple events. We’ll talk about correlations and other advanced concepts soon, but today we’ll start off with some simple relationships.
This is the first in a series of posts about the fundamental rules behind probability and statistics. If the relationship between statistics and polling isn’t completely clear yet, don’t worry, that will come soon.