# probability

## Data News: The Effects of Big Data on Social Science, and More

Long time no see… here are some writings worth reading, published somewhere else: “The Rationality Debate” http://nytimes.com/2014/01/19/… via...

0 replies - 3555 views - 02/04/14 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## 100 Blogs Worth Reading: R, Probability, Data Analysis and Visualization, and More

For the 100th post on this category (where I try to share what I read somewhere else, on the internet) bookmarked on my twitter account (I will get...

0 replies - 7995 views - 12/30/13 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## A Query on Confirmation

[This post is part of an ongoing challenge to understand 52 papers in 52 weeks. You can read previous entries, here, or subscribe to get notified of new posts...

0 replies - 3445 views - 12/05/13 by Swizec Teller in Articles

## Data News: Time Series Analyses in R, and More

Some writings worth reading: [dataviz] ” Diving into today’s rosy jobs report” http://bloomberg.com/dataview/2013-11-08/l … by @M_C_Klein(so...

0 replies - 2996 views - 11/20/13 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## Halloween and Candies (A Ballot Problem)

This year, for Halloween, a post on candies (I promise, next year I will write another post on zombies). But I don’t...

0 replies - 2025 views - 11/01/13 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## Flipping a Coin: Levels of Uncertainty

The other day I heard someone say something like the following: I can’t believe how people don’t understand probability. They don’t realize that...

0 replies - 4313 views - 10/24/13 by John Cook in Articles

## Gelfand's Question

Gelfands’s question asks whether there is a positive integer n such that the first digits of jn base 10 are all the same...

0 replies - 2448 views - 06/20/13 by John Cook in Articles

## More Sides or More Dice?

My previous post looked at rolling 5 six-sided dice as an approximation of a normal distribution. If you wanted a better approximation, you could...

0 replies - 1614 views - 05/01/13 by John Cook in Articles

## Rolling Dice for Normal Samples in Python

A handful of dice can make a decent normal random number generator, good enough for classroom demonstrations. I wrote about this a while ago. My original post...

0 replies - 3217 views - 04/30/13 by John Cook in Articles

## I'll Be in Vegas, Trying to Win Against the House

In fact, I’m going there with my family and some friends, including two probabilists (I mean professionals, I am merely an amateur), with this...

0 replies - 1715 views - 04/23/13 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## More on "Staggering Odds" - Visualizing Probabilities

Following my previous post, a few more things. As mentioned by Frédéric, it is – indeed – possible to compute the probability of all pairs. More...

0 replies - 1339 views - 01/05/13 by Arthur Charpentier in Articles

## An Extended Probability Distribution Chart

Lawrence Leemis published a chart in 1986 showing the relationships between around 20 probability distributions. I made an online version of this...

0 replies - 1314 views - 12/17/12 by John Cook in Articles

## On Sleeper Theorems

I’m using the term “sleeper” here for a theorem that is far more important than it seems, something that you may not appreciate for years after you first...

0 replies - 2531 views - 12/11/12 by John Cook in Articles

## Higher Moments of Normal Distribution

Sometimes a little bit of Python beats a Google search.Last week I needed to look up the moments of a normal distribution. The first two moments are common...

0 replies - 2771 views - 11/05/12 by John Cook in Articles

## Probability by the Bucketful

Suppose you have a large number of buckets and an equal number of balls. You randomly pick a bucket to put each ball in one at a time. When you’re done,...

0 replies - 2509 views - 10/08/12 by John Cook in Articles

## Uncertainty and Risk in Software Development (2 of 3)

[In case you missed it, part 1 of 3] There are future events whose impact can have a negative outcome or consequence to our project. A future event can...

0 replies - 4676 views - 07/11/12 by Dalip Mahal in Articles

## IntervalProba.pas

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## Ritardi Massimi

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## ProbabilityRandom //PHP Class

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