Improbable

Ha scritto il 13/12/08

I was triggered to read this book by a fellow statistician, who was enthusiastic about this novel dealing with statistics and probability.Well, I found nothing about statistics, and the few pages about actual probability theory - i.e. how you
I was triggered to read this book by a fellow statistician, who was enthusiastic about this novel dealing with statistics and probability.

Well, I found nothing about statistics, and the few pages about actual probability theory - i.e. how you calculate probability - are incorrect. Apart from that, I really liked the book, how all the characters and the events are intertwined with each other, surprinsingly... or maybe not. ...Continua

Well, I found nothing about statistics, and the few pages about actual probability theory - i.e. how you calculate probability - are incorrect. Apart from that, I really liked the book, how all the characters and the events are intertwined with each other, surprinsingly... or maybe not. ...Continua

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Ha scritto il Dec 13, 2008, 11:01

If you flip a coin, two possible futures exist: one in which the coin is heads, another in which it's tails.

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Ha scritto il Dec 09, 2008, 12:32

"What are the odds that you and I have the same birthday?"

[...]

"It's 1 divided by 365."

[...]

"It's 1 divided by 365."

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Ha scritto il Dec 09, 2008, 12:30

Assuming some had the two spades, the probability that one of the next two cards would be a spade was 36 percent. [...] the odds that someone had been dealt two spades in the first place were only 6 percent per player.[...] the odds of getting dealt
Assuming some had the two spades, the probability that one of the next two cards would be a spade was 36 percent. [...] the odds that someone had been dealt two spades in the first place were only 6 percent per player.

[...] the odds of getting dealt two spades and having another appear on the board [...] only 2.1 percent. ...Continua

[...] the odds of getting dealt two spades and having another appear on the board [...] only 2.1 percent. ...Continua

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