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tagoma
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 13th, 2018, 9:16 pm

We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be discrete or continuous. 


The matrix? The outcome variable? Both? What can be either discrete or continuous?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 13th, 2018, 10:44 pm

tagoma wrote:
We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be discrete or continuous. 


The matrix? The outcome variable? Both? What can be either discrete or continuous?

It's ambiguous and therefore sloppy.

Clarity would force a change to the writing:
"...both which can be...."
"...the later which can be...."
"...the former which can be...."
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 14th, 2018, 8:36 am

It's ambiguous and therefore sloppy.

Ambiguity does have its uses.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 14th, 2018, 8:48 am

tagoma wrote:
We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be discrete or continuous. 


The matrix? The outcome variable? Both? What can be either discrete or continuous?

There are two kinds of people: digital and analog. It's a kind of Sapir-Whorf.

e.g. in maths you are good in algebra or analysis.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 14th, 2018, 9:17 am

tagoma wrote:
We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be discrete or continuous. 


The matrix? The outcome variable? Both? What can be either discrete or continuous?

It's definitely about Y...
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 14th, 2018, 2:59 pm

"We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be gigabytes in size."

"We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which could be derived from empirical results."

"We have a matrix of data X and an outcome variable Y, which has an associated utility function."

X, Y, or X&Y?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 15th, 2018, 6:49 pm

"We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also, (...)"


Is that correct use of 'also'?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 15th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Not very popular in British English, but correct, IMHO. (see https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... -with-also also [sic])
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 15th, 2018, 8:21 pm

tag, it's fine
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 21st, 2018, 9:20 pm

Off the top of your head, can you estimate how many frames a state of the art DQN needs to reach human performance?

How can one know ex ante a break is required after "needs"? 
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 21st, 2018, 9:31 pm

tagoma wrote:
Off the top of your head, can you estimate how many frames a state of the art DQN needs to reach human performance?

How can one know ex ante a break is required after "needs"? 

in order to reach?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 24th, 2018, 11:24 am

this headline is confusing:
Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services
does that mean that the staff are the ones paying for sexual services or the ones being paid for sexual services?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 24th, 2018, 11:41 am

ppauper wrote:
this headline is confusing:
Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services
does that mean that the staff are the ones paying for sexual services or the ones being paid for sexual services?

Depends on the context.
Grammatically, it could be an action verb. In the other case, we could remove the ambiguity by 'were paid'. (?)
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 27th, 2018, 9:55 pm

 "an abuse of taxpayers money".

wrong
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

February 27th, 2018, 10:24 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
 "an abuse of taxpayers money".

wrong

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