Sunday, January 15, 2012

Solving Mathematical Problems - the Tricki

Hat-tip to Sean Brocklebank (Economics, University of Edinburgh), through the Subgame Equilibrium blog, for pointing us to The Tricki

This is a Wiki site devoted to discussing and explaining the methods of proof that are used in various areas of mathematics. Probability and Statistics are among the fields covered, although as yet there are no entries for the second of these two particular sections.

In the Elementary Probability section I especially liked the entry on "Bounding Probabilities by Expectations", where there are some examples of using Markov's Inequality to good effect.

In short, there's a wealth of great information for students and teachers of Econometrics alike. I'll certainly be using it, and I'll be looking forward to seeing some entries in the Statistics section.

© 2012, David E. Giles

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