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Define: Analytically


Categories: Statistics

What does the word analytical, mean?

Wikipedia says:

“Analytic Solution”

I find that such a definition relies on the reader knowing what the words ‘closed form’, ‘known functions’ and ‘constants’ are.

So here’s my definition:

“Analytic Solution”

A solution where everything needed to solve a particular question is presented clearly and logically, with all assumptions defined.

Waddaya reckon?