Category Archives: Quantile Regression

Astro ph round up …

Just a quick brain dump after flicking through today’s astro ph. ¬†First, there’s a bit of a face-palm by Schlaufmam, who highlights (correctly) the usefulness of logistic regression for modelling binomial data (here exoplanet frequencies as a function of metallicities), … Continue reading

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Pure stochastic star formation is ruled out. Or is it?

A bold proclamation by Pflamm-Altenburg et al. today (link) that the theory of pure stochastic star formation for the initial cluster (stellar) mass function (ICMF) is ruled out by the Sharma et al. (2011) mass – radius dataset. The ICMF … Continue reading

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