Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 01:08:42 -0500
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Subject: Re: Trivial logistic regression question
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At 03:04 PM 1/27/2006, Jim Moffitt wrote:
>How does one pronounce (speak) exp Beta? Does the exp stand for
Others have told you, correctly, what it means. I thought I could tell
you quickly how to pronounce it - I've done it often enough, for long
enough - but I found myself stumbling.
I think most commonly I've heard, and used, "exp of Beta", where 'exp'
is pronounced the way it looks, with short 'e'. The inverse,
Log(gamma), is usually pronounced "log gamma", which isn't entirely
consistent. (But 'exp Beta' is clumsy to pronounce.)
Some speakers would convert to the equivalent form and say "e to the
Beta". (That first 'e' is long, and means the base of the natural
logarithms, 2.71828...) If so, "to the" is usually slurred and
compressed, like "tatha".
I remember snippets of what I'm told was a Rennsalear Polytech football
"e to the x, dx, dx; e to the y, dy;
Secant, tangent, cosine, sine,
Here "dx" is pronounced as the two letters: "dee eks"; and "to the" is
compressed as I've written.
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