2010 May 29: Searching this blog.
The command-F search is limited to a page of 10 posts at a time… and because the posts have been split, it does not search the non-dislayed portions of posts, or other pages.

I have added a “Search this blog” widget, over on the right. It really seems to search the entire blog. It will pull up multiple pages of posts containing the search string — but it won’t show you where the string occurs.

But now you can use command-F on the pages the widget selected!

I tested this by searching for “orbit” with the widget… it pulled up two pages of displayed posts, and the bibliography, too — and command-F worked within each page.

Odd… I wasn’t paying close enough attention. The blog search does select every post or other page containing the search string, but it does not expand the posts. So we have to do that ourselves. OTOH, at least we are guaranteed that each post selected does in fact contain the search string. That is an improvement.

In summary, searching the blog is a 2-step 3-step process. First, use the box on the right to select all posts containing the search string; second, expand a selected post; third, use command-F to actually locate the search string within that post.

(Of course, command-F will show locations in the opening portions of each post, but there may be more in the hidden portions.)

6 aug 2008: Finding books by date of entry or latest edit. If you want to find, for example, the books I entered or edited in June 2008, do a search on “jun 2008”. I have made sure that all the months are 3 letters, and all the years are 4 digits, and if there’s a day, it precedes the month. If you want to find all the entries I touched in 2008, search on “2008]”, where the “]” will skip over dates of publication. I am, in fact, planning a mass edit of the entries, and you should be able to find all the changed entries by searching on DD MMM.

older posts
if you click on the “math PCA” category, you get a page on which the earliest post is dated Feb 11; it is one of the Jolliffe posts, but not the first one. where are the rest? there is a link at the bottom of that page, “older posts”, and it will give you all the rest of the posts in that category. I suspect that I have no more than 10 posts per page, and that eventually there will more multiple pages of earler posts. I’ll let you know.


if you see any of those yellow and red signs (excluding that one, of course), please try again in a little while. the chances are very high that wordpress is being flaky. “it’s not my fault.”

i do make mistakes, and there are typos in these posts, but that image is real hard to miss; it’s exactly what i see when i preview an equation that isn’t acceptable latex to wordpress. i promise you: there aren’t any of those left when i publish a post. that much i do get right.

please keep coming back despite some technical glitches.

on a mac, apple-F opens up a search box. it is limited to the current page, but you can change the page. on windows, control-F opens a search box. the exact form and location depends on the browser.

the bibliography is now current.

note that you can search through it.


14 Responses to “Suggestions”

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    This is a very nice site. I have been using Mathematica’s NonlinearModelFit function and ordering the results according to their AIC & BIC scores. I wanted to calculate my own AIC/BIC values AND compare them to those produced by Mathematica.

    I didn’t know what they had done. Your page was a big help in clearing that up for me. I might reference it in a paper unless you know if those formulae are published somewhere within Wolfram’s pages?

  2. rip Says:

    Hi JEP,

    I’m glad to have been of help.

    My source for the AIC formula was McQuarrie & Tsai, “Regression and Time Series Model Selection”, 981-02-3242-X, p. 21. I modified their SIC (BIC) formula on p. 23 by using (k+1) where they used k.

    Then i confirmed that my two equations matched Mathematica’s answers. Mathematica’s brief discussion of AIC and BIC can be found in the tutorial for statistical model analysis, but I do not recall seeing the actual equations anywhere on Wolfram.

    BTW, I’m going to copy this comment to the “selection criteria” post.

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    DEDEKIND’s terminology might seem strange, but from his definitions it is clear that ‘divisor’ and ‘multiple’ mean the two sides of an inclusion; ‘greatest common divisor’ designs the intersection; and ‘least common multiple’ refers to the union, in the sense of the smallest structure that contains both. The selection of these expressions is easy to understand if we consider that DEDEKIND was dealing with algebraic number theory. In the case of Z, the inclusion of principal ideals corresponds strictly to the divisibility of their generators; this led him to employ the analogy between inclusion and division throughout the supplement on ideal theory. Moreover, his intention was to establish terminology in such a way that theorems could be formulated with exactly the same wording as in elementary number theory.
    There exists evidence that DEDEKIND’s terminology was understood by at least one outstanding mathematician as related to the general notion of set. CANTOR used DEDEKIND’s terminology for inclusion, union and intersection of fields in his decisive series of papers ‘Über unendliche, lineare Punktmannigfaltigkeiten’, from 1880 to 1884. This is particularly striking because that terminology is rather inappropriate in a general set-theoretical setting such as the one to which CANTOR applied it─DEDEKIND himself replaced it in such a context (see below).
    In the text on fields, DEDEKIND’s treatment of ‘substitutions’ or mappings, and particularly those which transfer structure, was equally a model. The fact that he is considering morphisms which may not be injective, is made clear by the comment on zero images: when he says that the numbers b constitute a field “if not all of them are zero”, it means that his notion of mapping allows for the trivial case in which all elements of the original have 0 as their image. (We have seen that non-injective maps were already present in his 1856-58 ‘Gruppen-Studien’.) Moreover, the clarity with which the reflexive, symmetric and transitive properties of field ‘conjugation’ are set forth in the text deserves attention.
    The example we have considered here is only that of fields, discussed by DEDEKIND in the first paragraph of his 1871 ideal theory, but the whole exposition insisted on the importance of set-structures for algebraic number theory. The very viewpoint adopted involved a constant exercise in the translation of problems stated in terms of numbers to new and more abstract set-formulations: DEDEKIND replaced KUMMER’s ideal numbers with the kind of sets of numbers that he called ‘ideals’ (cf. section 4.2).

    4.1.2. Sets and maps in a general setting. The year after the publication of this first version of ideal theory, DEDEKIND began to write the draft for his later book Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen?. The 1872 draft begins with definitions of some set operations (DUGAC 1976, 293-294); he presented them in a general setting, abstracted from the structural restrictions that are necessary in an algebraic context. The word ‘system’ was defined in a way that undeniably pointed to the extensional notion of set, and the most characteristic part of DEDEKIND’s algebraic terminology changed in accordance with the new abstract framework: the word ‘divisor’ was replaced by ‘part’ [Theil], meaning subset. Meanwhile, he maintained the expression ‘least common multiple’ for the union set, although he also wrote ‘compound system’, which was to become his final choice.
    Nevertheless, set operations were by no means his primary interest. They were completely clear in themselves, and DEDEKIND had long been accustomed to them. The whole draft was primarily devoted to a study of the notions of mapping and chain, the second being based on the first. The term ‘mapping’ [Abbildung] appears also at the very beginning of the draft (DUGAC 1976, 294), and is defined in its general sense. We will return to this essential part of Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen? later on.
    The translation of set-structural operations to a general set-theoretical framework, which DEDEKIND sketched in his 1872 draft, reveals clearly what I have already stated: that DEDEKIND’s mature set theory has its roots in his algebraic ideas, that emerged during the late 1850s.
    It would be interesting to know about DEDEKIND’s motivation for writing the 1872-78 draft. It probably was one or two of the following factors. In 1872, he published his theory of the real number system after learning for the first time about two other theories, those of WEIERSTRASS and CANTOR. The knowledge that some mathematicians had developed ideas similar to his own might have motivated him to publish his more general reflections on the foundations of the natural numbers, and arithmetic as a whole, since they established the general framework for his theory of the real numbers. CANTOR had also developed the notion of derived set (see CANTOR 1872), which perhaps was even closer to DEDEKIND’s viewpoint, since it used the notion of set. On the other hand, it was

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