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It's my math stupidity. I can explain log10 to the average 4th grader (and
to myself). I never could come to grips with log-e, Napier forgive me.
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Zachary P Neal wrote:
> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:34:14 -0400
> From: Zachary P Neal <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]>
> Cc: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SOCNET] logging distance networks
> I certainly agree that it typically makes sense to log distances. But, I'm
> curious about your rationale for using log10 rather than loge (natural log),
> which seems more common. I don't think I've ever seen a comparison or an
> argument about which transformation is more appropriate when predicting
> interaction as a function of distance, but perhaps this work is out there.
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