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8 June 2009
Errata link added for reference Statistics for Particle and Nuclear Physicists by Louis Lyons, listed in the "Books on Statistics" section.
22 April 2009
The note "Methods for comparing two hypotheses" by Louis Lyons added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
22 April 2009
The note "A Bayes Factor Example: Poisson Discovery" by Joel Heinrich added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
29 May 2008
Professors Chris Genovese and Larry Wasserman, CMU Statistics Department, have joined the Statistics Committee. They are the first real statisticians on the committee, and their help is greatly appreciated.
6 Dec 2007
We welcome Weiming Yao and Daniel Whiteson as new members of the Statistics Committee.
5 Dec 2007
Luc Demortier retired as Chair of the CDF Statistics Committee; he will stay on as a regular member. Luc is Chair of the recently formed CMS Statistics Committee. We thank Luc for his service as chair over the past 2 years. Joel Heinrich is the new Chair of the CDF Statistics Committee.
10 May 2007
Added link to the other references section for Systematic Errors by Joel Heinrich and Louis Lyons, a chapter in the 2007 Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science.
16 Oct 2006
Craig Blocker has left the Statistics Committee, and has shifted his primary focus to ATLAS. We'll miss him.
12 June 2006
Link to revised version of CDF note 7539 Interval Estimation... 2. Cousins and Highland Method in the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
13 Jan 2006
The note "TRandom Pitfalls" added to the modeling section of the recommendations page. This note should be read by all users of ROOT's random number class TRandom, which is shown to be defective.
6 Jan 2006
The Committee's new note Simple facts about p-values added to the interpretation section of the recommendations.
11 Nov 2005
The Committee's recommendations for displaying Error Bars for Poisson Data added to the new presentation section of the recommendations.
6 Oct 2005
Luc Demortier listed as the new chair of the CDF Statistics Committee.
24 Jun 2005
A link to "A Convolution Method for Folding Systematic Uncertainties into Likelihood Functions" by Luc Demortier has been added to the systematics section of the recommendations.
27 May 2005
Added new "Recommendations Concerning Limits" to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
15 April 2005
Added multi channel Bayesian limit software package and documentation to the Software page.
24 March 2005
Tony Vaiciulis has left CDF and the Statistics Committee; we wish him every success as he moves on in his career.
21 March 2005
Link to CDF note 7539 Interval Estimation... 2. Cousins and Highland Method added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
3 March 2005
Tony Vaiciulis's greatly expanded Support Vector Machines page is now available in the selection section of the recommendations page.
4 February 2005
The CDF note " Reduction of Statistical Power Per Event Due to Upper Lifetime Cuts in Lifetime Measurements" by Jonas Rademacker added to the Fitting Techniques section of the CDF notes on statistics issues page.
11 November 2004
Modified old link to talk to point to Luc Demortier's new note A Fully Bayesian Computation of Upper Limits for Poisson Processes in the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
2 September 2004
Added Tony Vaiciulis to the list of Statistics Committee members and to the mailto button on the Statistics Committee home page.
1 September 2004
Added Tom Junk to the list of Statistics Committee members and to the mailto button on the Statistics Committee home page.
20 August 2004
Reorganized reference section into proceedings and other references. Added links to Statistics from Neutrino Unbound and Louis Lyons' Practical Statistics for Physicists lectures on video.
20 August 2004
Link to W. A. Rolke et al. Limits and Confidence Intervals... added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
5 August 2004
Link to Craig Blocker's " Uncertainties on Efficiencies " added to the modeling section of the Recommendations.
2 August 2004
Link to CDF note 7117 Interval Estimation... 1. Bayesian approach added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
30 July 2004
Software associated with the CDF Statistics Committee's Bayesian-limit study is now available on the Software page.
27 July 2004
A link to the " PHYSTAT2003" conference added to the Other Statistical References section of the statistics home page.
27 July 2004
Link to Giovanni Punzi's " Comments on Likelihood Fits with Variable Resolutions" added to the modeling section of the Recommendations.
28 May 2004
Link to POILIM code removed from the software page.
28 May 2004
New version of FAQ: question 12 is new and question 11 has expanded answer.
5 May 2004
New page " Analysis Liaison Assignments" added.
6 Apr 2004
New questions (4, 9, and 12) and answers added to the FAQ.
25 Mar 2004
A link to Jim Linnemann's "Statistical Software Resources on the Web" added to the Other Statistical References section of the statistics home page.
23 Mar 2004
The CDF note "A technique to break-up statistical and systematic errors" by Franco Bedeschi added to the Fitting Techniques section of the CDF notes on statistics issues page.
22 Mar 2004
The link to "Including systematic uncertainties in Confidence Limits" by Giovanni Punzi in the systematics section of the recommendations updated to a more recent version.
18 Mar 2004
A link to Aaron Roodman's "Blind Analysis in Particle Physics" added to the interpretation section of the recommendations page.
5 Mar 2004
The note "Detecting a Bad Random Number Generator" added to the modeling section of the recommendations page. This note should be read by all users of the C/C++ system generator rand() and CLHEP's RandEngine class, which are shown to be defective.
4 Mar 2004
The link to "Constructing Ensembles of Pseudo-Experiments" in the interpretation section of the recommendations page now points to the arXiv repository.
12 Jan 2004
The note "A Guide to the Pearson Type IV Distribution" added to the modeling section of the recommendations page.