[Numpy-discussion] non-standard standard deviation

David Warde-Farley dwf at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Nov 30 01:57:33 EST 2009

On 29-Nov-09, at 8:15 PM, Robin wrote:

> There have been previous discussions on this (but I can't find them
> now) and I believe the current default was chosen deliberately. I
> think it is the view of the numpy developers that the n divisor has
> more desireable properties in most cases than the traditional n-1 -
> see this paper by Travis Oliphant for details:
> http://hdl.handle.net/1877/438

One such relevant discussion preceded this informative rant by Robert  



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