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1. Can Variance be used as an output variable?

For example, in an experiment the output data (y axis) becomes more dispersed as some input variable (x axis) is changed. So if there seems to be a relationship between variance (or standard deviation) and the input... is variance an acceptable predictor of the input? Thanks :wave:
2. Fitting a distribution to data using MLE

I have a dataset to which I'd like to fit a distribution using MLE. In the old days, I would have taken a guess and then used a KS test to see if the fit were good. I've been led to believe that modern (i.e. written in the last 10 years) can do this for me. It's been a while since I've...