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Frequentist Stopping Rules

Robert Neal

Stopping rules are what make most frequentist (a.k.a. classical) statistical tests valid. Unsurprisingly, they tell you when to stop an experiment, and equally unsurprising, they are rules that must be followed in order to get statistically valid experiments from statistical tests that depend on them. However, despite stopping rules being critical to the interpretation of […]

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Understanding Akka’s Quarantine State

Scott Livingston

Originally posted in Scott Livingston’s blog At Credit Karma, my team maintains a service powered by a multi node Akka cluster. Akka is a framework for building distributed, concurrent, and message-driven systems in Scala. It helps us easily scale our service, and gives us some resilience when problems inevitably happen in production. In this post, I’ll cover two […]

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