continuing a meme…

(From multiple sources)
1. grab the nearest book.
2. open the book to page 23.
3. find the fifth sentence.
4. post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions

“Consider N data points uniformly distributed in a p-dimensional unit ball centered at the origin.”

(From Hastie, Tibshirani & Friedman, The Elements of Statistical Learning. Yes, I admit to being a geek.)

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Published in: on April 8, 2004 at 23:46  Comments (3)  

3 Comments

  1. is the answer, my friend, really blowing in the wind?(disclaim this question)
    How many roads must a man walk down before he becomes a man?
    How many seas must the white dove sail before she can sleep in the sand?
    How many times must the canon balls fly before they are forever banned?

  2. Re: is the answer, my friend, really blowing in the wind?(disclaim this question)
    Fourty-two, one, and about a hundred, respectively.
    (Well, the last one may be limited by obsolescence of cannonballs. People’s habit of trying to kill one another with fast-moving large objects is likely to outlast that by a good deal, I’m afraid.)

  3. Re: is the answer, my friend, really blowing in the wind?(disclaim this question)
    ah…I only knew the answer to the first….nice to know
    maybe you could help out with the rest of the song…heh I joke


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