Earth-mover's distance [Nonparametrics]

posted by ElMaestro  – Denmark, 2017-10-27 14:58  – Posting: # 17933
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Hi all,

re. FDA Ciclosporine draft guidance:

Does anyone know where I should start to get to grips with Earth-mover's distance for real and in practice?
Wikipedia, the reference indicated in the guidance and some random googling hasn't given me a solid basis for understanding anything, much less for doing anything of value with it.

Note that the footnote opens up the possibility of using some other statistical similarity measures, and I hope to go that way, but let us for the purpose of this thread discuss EMD only :-D:confused::pirate:

if (3) 4

x=c("Foo", "Bar")
b=data.frame(x)
typeof(b[,1]) ##aha, integer?
b[,1]+1 ##then let me add 1


Best regards,
ElMaestro

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