Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:33:17 -0400 Reply-To: Joe Whitehurst Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: Joe Whitehurst Subject: Re: RE : Re: copulas and SAS Comments: To: "adel F." In-Reply-To: <20060927130123.50009.qmail@web26412.mail.ukl.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Adel, Think Joke! But, more seriously, it did prompt me to look up the origins of the copula as a functional. Joe On 9/27/06, adel F. wrote: > > Hi, > I do not know how this is related to my orginal question. > > My understanding of copula is, it is a joint distribution with uniform > margins, the problem how to obtain a copula which fits better a data? > > If there is any suggestion from members of SAS list, about examples for > copulae with SAS, I will appreciate that > > Thanks a lot > > Adel > Joe Whitehurst a écrit : > David, > > "The complete attempt to deal with the term is would go to the form > and matter of every thing in existence, at least, if not to the > possible form and matter of all that does not exist, but might. As > far as it could be done, it would give the grand Cyclopaedia, and its > yearly supplement would be the history of the human race for the > time." > > On 9/26/06, David L Cassell proclaimed: > > "... A copula is nothing more than a functional allowing you to link > the multivariate distribution to marginal distributions in an > invariate manner...". > > This caused Augustus De Morgan to leap from his grave and refute David > thusly: > > "The complete attempt to deal with the term "is" would go to the form > and matter of every thing in existence, at least, if not to the > possible form and matter of all that does not exist, but might. As > far as it could be done, it would give the grand Cyclopaedia, and its > yearly supplement would be the history of the human race for the > time." > > No wonder Clinton tried to defend himself for the tiniest of tiny > misdeeds by repsonding to his miscreant tormentors by saying "That > all depends on what the meaning of is, is." > > > Joe > > > > ________________________________ > Découvrez un nouveau moyen de poser toutes vos questions quelque soit le > sujet ! Yahoo! Questions/Réponses pour partager vos connaissances, vos > opinions et vos expériences. Cliquez ici. > > -- To paraphrase G. Santayana, the SAS Macro Facility used by common SAS programmers is an old mate that gives no pleasure and many headaches, yet she/he cannot live without it, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on its character

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