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I am comfortable with the idea of biased and unbiased estimators, but what I don't understand is why you would ever want to use a biased estimator ? at the end of the day doesn't it mean that the sample statistic is different from the population statistic you are trying to estimate ?

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# Biased and unbiased estimators

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