1. P

    Calculating ensemble value for data with non-gaussian errors

    I have 10 data points each of which have non-symmetric (i.e., non-Gaussian) errors. That is, if 'a' is the central value (representing the median), then a^{+b}_{-c} means that 'b' is the positive 1-sigma error and 'c' is the negative 1-sigma error. I want to be able to get a representative value...
  2. K

    Fitting a distribution to data using MLE

    I have a dataset to which I'd like to fit a distribution using MLE. In the old days, I would have taken a guess and then used a KS test to see if the fit were good. I've been led to believe that modern (i.e. written in the last 10 years) can do this for me. It's been a while since I've...