The mighty force: statistical inference and high-dimensional statistics

  title={The mighty force: statistical inference and high-dimensional statistics},
  author={Erik Aurell and Jean Barbier and Aur{\'e}lien Decelle and Roberto Mulet},
Inference is an English noun formed on the verb infer, from the Latin inferre, meaning to carry (fero) in or into (in-) something. That originally concrete meaning can still be felt in the portal quote of this chapter. In modern non-technical use the meaning of inference is more abstract, and rendered either as “A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning” or as “The process of reaching such a conclusion” [1]. In scientific language these translate into characteristics of a… 

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