# Category Archives: Statistics

# Ranking Servers for Natural Selection 2

The next version of Natural Selection 2 contains an algorithm I designed for ranking servers. It powers the “play now” button at the top of the menu. The goal is to come up with a smooth expression that is proportional to the probability

# Ranking Servers for Natural Selection 2

The next version of Natural Selection 2 contains an algorithm I designed for ranking servers. It powers the “play now” button at the top of the menu. The goal is to come up with a smooth expression that is proportional to the probability

# A Skill Ranking System for Natural Selection 2

Inferring player skill in a complicated team-based game.

# A Skill Ranking System for Natural Selection 2

Inferring player skill in a complicated team-based game.

# How Karma Systems Should Work: The Beta-Binomial

How to Aggregate Fractions the Right Way. Fitting a Beta-Binomial to a Collection of Binomial Observations.

# How Karma Systems Should Work: The Beta-Binomial

How to Aggregate Fractions the Right Way. Fitting a Beta-Binomial to a Collection of Binomial Observations.

# Logs, Tails, Long Tails

Learn the shape of the logs of probability distributions, and you’ll be able to guess how they behave.

# Logs, Tails, Long Tails

Learn the shape of the logs of probability distributions, and you’ll be able to guess how they behave.

# A Short, Simple Introduction to Information Theory

Information Theory is one of the most useful things for Computer Scientists to understand about statistics, and it’s deeply related to things we do every day. If you are comfortable writing code but sometimes intimidated by math, this should give you an overview of the main concepts in information theory, and hopefully an understanding of why they work.

# A Short, Simple Introduction to Information Theory

Information Theory is one of the most useful things for Computer Scientists to understand about statistics, and it’s deeply related to things we do every day. If you are comfortable writing code but sometimes intimidated by math, this should give you an overview of the main concepts in information theory, and hopefully an understanding of why they work.