Earth-mover's distance [Nonparametrics]
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 FDA Ciclosporine draft guidance: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
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