Welcome to the root page of marginalia. The purpose of this website is to serve as a repository for various marginalia, including errata, examples, notes, citations, further details, etc. Edits are restricted to those with accounts, which are handled by administrators for each project. In addition, this wiki hosts several articles on mathematical notation.
Mathematical notation and conventions
Interdisciplinary areas, like machine learning, rapidly adopt and adapt nomenclature, notation, and conventions from allied areas like probability, physics, etc. Sometimes this process violates subtle conventions that the originating fields used to keep misconceptions and errors at bay. These articles address these types of mistranslations, with the aim of improving the interpretability of work in areas like machine learning by researchers in other areas.
- Notation for conditional distributions borrowed from statistics
- Nomenclature for stochastic processes and Bayesian nonparametric statistics
Book and manuscript marginalia
Marginalia for academic papers
This site also hosts marginalia for noteworthy academic papers.