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Skewness and kurtosis; 6. the difference between sample and population properties; 7. factors causing deviations in distribution; 8. terminology – univariate and multivariate statistics, chemometrics and biometrics, pattern recognition, supervised and unsupervised learning. Training, test and evaluation sets, parametric and nonparametric or ‘distribution free’ techniques. J. (2000). ‘The Characterization of Chemical Structures Using Molecular Properties. A Survey’, Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science, 40, 195–209.

2) and that is the use of n − 1 in the denominator. 1)) is divided by the number of data points, n, so why is n − 1 used here? The reason for this, apparently, is that the variance computed using n usually underestimates the population variance and thus the summation is divided by n − 1 giving a slightly larger value. The corresponding symbols for the population parameters are σ 2 for the variance and σ for the standard deviation. 4 but with more data values so that we obtain a smooth curve. The figure shows that μ is located in the centre of the distribution, as expected, and that the values of the variable x along the abscissa have been replaced by the mean +/− multiples of the standard deviation.

The descriptor data, or independent variables, may be whole molecule parameters such as melting point, or may be substituent constants, or may be calculated quantities such as molecular orbital energies. One simple way in which this data may be analysed is to compare the values of the variables for the active compounds with those of the inactives (see discriminant analysis in Chapter 7). This may enable one to establish a rule or rules which will distinguish the two classes. 5. The production of these rules, by inspection of the data or by use of an algorithm, is called supervised learning since knowledge of class membership was used to generate them.