Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Poisson distribution and Stirling numbers

While working on an assignment for my machine learning class, I rediscovered the fact that if X is a random variable from a Poisson distribution with parameter , then where denotes a Stirling number of the second kind. (I actually … Continue reading

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First day of class

I’ve been waiting for this day for four years now. It didn’t disappoint. This is shaping up to be a fun semester!

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