Equational languages.

Programming language

Equational languages are the second-most widespread language type in the world (coming right after verbicentric langauges). Reminder: verbicentric languages are those that set a sentence with a verb, i.e., a special word that tells “what’s happening” in the sentence and governs the actants (doers and doees). Unlike them, equational languages introduce a sentence by equating […]

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How to tell causation?

Statistics

Here we continue to discuss the problem of wrong interpretation of correlation. Q: How to test causation? If it was all simple, no-one would ever make false conclusions. But the problem exists: the thing is, there are statistical methods to test correlation (a bunch of them, actually), while there isn’t a method to test causation, […]

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