Author Archives: Ang

"Ten points for Numpy!"

Recently I am asked to generate samples from a multinomial distribution. "Sounds easy." I thought, having no idea that my day would be ruined by this assignment. I used spicy.stats.rv_discrete at first, inspired by this post (Am I a typical Stack … Continue reading

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Stepping A Little Deeper into Additive Smoothing

This post is inspired by a discussion thread from the piazza forum course 10-605/10-805 I am taking at CMU. The question is summarized below: In the classification progress of a Naive Bayes(NB) Classifier, using Maximum Likelihood Estimation(MLE) to compute the … Continue reading

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