Skewness

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Skewness

Negative skewness means there is a substantial probability of a big negative return. Positive skewness means that there is a greater-than-normal probability of a big positive return.
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In this section, we provide the background for the MapReduce programming model, data skew in ARM on MapReduce, and the partition skew problem therein that motivates our study.
One of the preprocessing stages that can influence severely the result is the skew correction.
Ultimately the terminal will determine how much it can increase its C/N from the map and the skew considerations, and report these to the hub.
The clock skew went from 13.43 ppm (parts per million) to 15.26 ppm.
We also showed at DesignCon 2017 that only a half degree of angulation between the glass fabric and trace routing was enough to mitigate skew effects to a significant degree.
Apparently, the skew algorithm is able to discern viral families by giving credit to unique compositional features that are typical of a virus family.
The resultant winding factor considering the rotor skew is depicted in solid line with square markers.
The news report is totally skewed and spiteful in the light of a COA press information office statement that there is no COA report yet, Rico Quicho said.
Figures indicate that the ECB's stimulus is skewed, and some banks are benefiting more from it.
But unfortunately, skewed priorities were given preference over the ones which were direly needed to be implemented for the welfare of the people.
The new leadership of the Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) has threatened to go to court over "skewed distribution" of political parties funds.