Definitions

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  • n. A unit, derived from a standard distribution, used in measuring the responses to doses

Etymologies

From probability + unit. Coined by Chester Ittner Bliss in 1934. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Don't forget its sibling the logit, used in logistic regression.

    And its slightly less reputable cousin the tobit, manipulated in shady econometric models by rogue economists with access to way too much computing power.

    October 30, 2008

  • some baffingly specific statistics term. Has to do with probability and regression models

    October 30, 2008