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Definition of "nonparametric" []

  • Having a flexible number or nature of parameters which are not fixed in advance. (adjective)
  • Free of assumptions about the frequency distributions of the variables being assessed. (adjective)

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Use "nonparametric" in a sentence
  • "The data used to produce your figure IV makes it look as if you've done more or less all the number-crunching you need in order to do the nonparametric test so I don't understand why you don't just bite the bullet and do it."
  • "You * have* to use Sala-i-Martin's nonparametric method to summarise the regression results for this reason."
  • "Other comments: Sala-i-Martin's nonparametric tests aren't "econometric overkill"; they're more or less the only way that you can consistently estimate the cdf."
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