Ah, logarithms. They were frustrating enough back in high school. (If you even got that far in high school math.)
And they haven’t improved with age, now that you can barely remember what you learned in high school.
And yet… they show up so often in data analysis.
If you don’t quite remember what they are and how they work, they can make the statistical methods that use them seem that much more obtuse.
So we’re going to take away that fog of confusion about exponents and logs and how they work. (more…)