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Uniform error what does it mean?

  1. May 22, 2009 #1
    "Uniform error"...what does it mean?

    I'm reading a paper right now that talks about an error term being uniform under certain conditions. But what does it *mean* for an error term to be "uniform"? I have no idea.

    Also, I recall having read some things about "uniform error estimates." Is this a similar notion?
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  3. May 22, 2009 #2

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    Re: "Uniform error"...what does it mean?

    It means the error is drawn from a uniform distribution.
  4. May 22, 2009 #3
    Re: "Uniform error"...what does it mean?

    Thanks for your response, but that really means very little to me. I'm familiar with the uniform distribution, but I can't immediately make sense of "drawing error" from it. Do you mean that all errors (within some range) are equally probable?
  5. May 22, 2009 #4
    Re: "Uniform error"...what does it mean?

    Uniform distribution may mean:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_distribution_(continuous [Broken])
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  6. May 22, 2009 #5
    Re: "Uniform error"...what does it mean?

    Surely that would be my interpretation.
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