Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] RTTVar is not really a variance (#3223)

Martin Thomson <> Tue, 12 November 2019 00:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] RTTVar is not really a variance (#3223)
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True-ish, but nor is smoothed_rtt a mean.  And now you have a variable with a name that bears no semblance to the concept you use to describe it.  You could instead play apologist and explain that this isn't a variance in the statistical sense, but variance in a purely colloquial sense.

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