# Online guide to working out statistics problems?February 20, 2005 5:48 PM   Subscribe

I want to find a guide on the Web to help me work through statistics problems. Google finds plenty of terse definitions of terms, but not examples of how to solve equations.

Specifically I need to learn about exact values in cumulative distribution function tables. But where could I find something on the Web to take me through it?
posted by inksyndicate to Science & Nature (6 answers total)

Discrete or continuous? What kind of distribution?
posted by AlexReynolds at 5:57 PM on February 20, 2005

Uh, semi-continuous. It's steps. Not completely discrete but it covers ranges.
posted by inksyndicate at 6:02 PM on February 20, 2005

Cumulative?

You're either doing:

• a sum of individual function calculations in the discrete case
• taking the integral of the function over a range in the continuous case

If you can indicate the kind of distribution, perhaps I can give you some tips.
posted by AlexReynolds at 6:15 PM on February 20, 2005

Carnegie Mellon's OCI course might help you. But it seems like you just want a "tooltip".
posted by Gyan at 6:16 PM on February 20, 2005

The best math tutorial website I've found is Wolfram's Mathworld. (From the makers of Mathematica. Link is to the Statistics TOC)
posted by Popular Ethics at 6:39 AM on February 21, 2005

maybe if you posted an example problem it would give people more idea of the kind of thing you're doing? i don't have a clue what you're talking about at the moment...
posted by andrew cooke at 7:23 AM on February 21, 2005

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