fat tails

French translation: fat tails

07:05 Aug 4, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: fat tails
This is statisticians' talk to refer to one-in-a-million events, I think. Confirmation of this, origin of the expression and translation into French welcome.

Many thanks in advance,

Béa
dbvtrad
French translation:fat tails
Explanation:
If the audience is familiar with statistics, you can leave it in English.
See, for example:
"Lois de distributions présentant des caractéristiques non normales : kurtosis, skewness, fat tails"
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Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 14:35
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Your answer pointed me in the right direction. Searching "lois de distribution" I was able to find a few occurrences of "distributions à queues épaisses" on Canadian sites" and "distributions à queues lourdes" on French sites. Since the article is for a French daily, I opted for "queues lourdes".

Maany thanks to you and all those who helped.

Cheers,

Béa
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Summary of answers provided
na:+)))
Vincent MAELSTAF (X)
naqueues grasses OU fat tails
Vincent MAELSTAF (X)
nafat tails
Laura Gentili
naDon't know the French, though
rnoel (X)


  

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10 mins
Don't know the French, though


Explanation:

Fat Tails - Describes the appearance of a probability curve which has a
higher-than-normally-expected occurrence of observations in the remote
areas, or tails, away from the mean.



    Reference: http://www.oasismanagement.com/frames/glossary/f.html?glossa...
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34 mins
fat tails


Explanation:
If the audience is familiar with statistics, you can leave it in English.
See, for example:
"Lois de distributions présentant des caractéristiques non normales : kurtosis, skewness, fat tails"


Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 14:35
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 9
Grading comment
Your answer pointed me in the right direction. Searching "lois de distribution" I was able to find a few occurrences of "distributions à queues épaisses" on Canadian sites" and "distributions à queues lourdes" on French sites. Since the article is for a French daily, I opted for "queues lourdes".

Maany thanks to you and all those who helped.

Cheers,

Béa
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5 hrs
queues grasses OU fat tails


Explanation:
Le Canada francophone semble avoir opté pour "queue grasse" (n f) et les milieux spécialisés en France pour l'expression anglaise.

Le sens est celui d'une ditribution statistique non Normale.

Vincent

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Publication CIRANO : Stochastic Volatility: Univariate and Multivariate Extensions
http://www.cirano.umontreal.ca/publication/cahier/resume/99s...

Sommaire : (...) Nous généralisons le modèle de base en y ajoutant des effets de levier par le biais d'une corrélation entre les chocs observables et de variance, et la possibilité de distributions conditionnelles à queues épaisses.

Abstract : (...) We extend the basic SVOL needs to allow for the leverage effect, through a correlation between observable and variance errors, and fat-tails in the conditional distribution.


Université Paris Dauphine : enseignement de Gestion d'actifs
http://www.dauphine.fr/DESSSO/DESS222.html

(...)

Statistiques de la finance
-Régressions
-Lois statistiques
-Outils informatiques de base
-Méthodes d'estimation des valeurs à risque des différentes distributions de probabilités
-Méthodes paramétriques et non paramétriques
-Lois de distributions présentant des caractéristiques non normales : kurtosis, skewness, fat tails








Vincent MAELSTAF (X)
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1 day 3 hrs
:+)))


Explanation:
Si l'article est destiné à un quotidien, "queue lourde" ne devrait pas manquer de déclencher une franche hilarité ("queue grasse" non plus d'ailleurs).

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