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    Upper bound for the error on the mean for small samples.

    I have a sample of an unknown distribution for which I would like an estimate of the mean and the error on that mean. For small samples the typical way of doing this breaks down. What is a reasonable way to estimate the mean and an upper bound of the error on the mean? The error on the mean will...
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    Error for combining multiple binomial distributions

    Lets say we have two processes and we want to know which has a higher success rate. So we do two sets of trials. process 1 gives 53 out of 606 and process 2 gives 32 out of 595. So p1 is 0.0538 with a 95% CL of [0.0371,0.0751] p2 is 0.0875 with a 95% CL of [0.0662,0.1128] It would seem that p2...