# Difference between revisions of "Talk:2110: Error Bars"

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I put in a little thing about fractals and Cantor sets, seemed relevant. [[User:Netherin5|Netherin5]] ([[User talk:Netherin5|talk]]) 17:32, 11 February 2019 (UTC) | I put in a little thing about fractals and Cantor sets, seemed relevant. [[User:Netherin5|Netherin5]] ([[User talk:Netherin5|talk]]) 17:32, 11 February 2019 (UTC) | ||

+ | : Fractals seem more relevant than the Cantor set, since the Cantor set is the limit as you infinitely subtract stuff from a finite interval, whereas this is adding (more like a geometric series).[[Special:Contributions/172.68.174.64|172.68.174.64]] 23:25, 12 February 2019 (UTC) | ||

Would the series have a limit or would it continue on until the error bars go from infinity to +infinity? | Would the series have a limit or would it continue on until the error bars go from infinity to +infinity? |

## Revision as of 23:25, 12 February 2019

I put in a little thing about fractals and Cantor sets, seemed relevant. Netherin5 (talk) 17:32, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

- Fractals seem more relevant than the Cantor set, since the Cantor set is the limit as you infinitely subtract stuff from a finite interval, whereas this is adding (more like a geometric series).172.68.174.64 23:25, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Would the series have a limit or would it continue on until the error bars go from infinity to +infinity?

It will have limit. Becouse it will every time be 5% of prevous errors it will lower over time. --172.68.154.40 https://repl.it/repls/AppropriateMatureConferences for demonstration --172.68.154.40

Perhaps you should review Zeno's paradoxes PotatoGod (talk) 02:11, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

That's not my understanding of "propagating error". I understand that phrase to mean that you're taking a measured value (that has uncertainty) and plugging it into a formula / using it calculate another value. Because of the way this works, the (absolute & relative) error on the newly calculated value is likely to be larger or smaller than the error in the original value (the overall size of the error bars changes). Randall's joke is that, instead of calculating the new error bars, he calculates error bars on the ends of his existing bars. I also agree with Netherin5 that there's a clear fractal reference here.
162.158.79.113 17:45, 11 February 2019 (UTC) hagmanti

- I noticed this error too, and tried to correct it, but it sounds like you understand it better than I. Feel free to edit the article itself! 162.158.78.178 23:38, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

A question too, does the CI tend towards negative infinity, zero, or one? Edit: Today I learned what CI means. Netherin5 (talk) 18:01, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

He has confidence intervals in confidence intervals alone; despite this, you see, he lacks confidence in...he. GreatWyrmGold (talk) 20:48, 11 February 2019 (UTC)