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derivatives of Gaussian PDF’s

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Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to embrace uncertainty, ambiguity, and paradox was a critical characteristic of his genius. —J Michael Gelb Say you want to use a mathematical metaphor, but you don’t want to be really precise. Here are some ways … Continue reading

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Richard Posner has made a name for himself applying cost-benefit analysis to the law. In this book he asks how we should think about very very unlikely scenarios that are very, very bad. In Catastrophe, Posner wonders what the law … Continue reading

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