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Statistical test for randomness in categorical data sequences

Previously, I worked a lot with sequences consisting of categorical data. For example, sequences of categories where the set of categories is finite. As a prerequisity of my further modeling approaches of such data, I was interested in first applying a statistical

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Not every long tail is power law!

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As a fellow researcher you most likely get in contact with long tail distributions frequently. Maybe the most prominent heavily tailed distribution is the frequency of words in a text corpus. But also in the fields of social media research

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Bridging the gap between coding and writing - or how to make a researcher's life easier

Some fellow researchers might know one of these two problems: You produced the most awesome plots for your Latex document and on the last day before submission you want to change the label of the y-axis of a plot. Shortly

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Order estimation for Markov Chain Models

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A century ago, Andrey A. Markov introduced a computational technique that is now famously known as Markov Chains. Markov's idea was to probabilistically model transitions from one state to another. The main concept is that the next state in a

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