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To: Doctor Stochastic

Random means uniform does it not? So I was taught in chemistry class.


33 posted on 01/09/2005 4:26:51 PM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: RightWhale
Random means uniform does it not?

That would depend on both the model and initial conditions. Most of the time it does. (And all randomly generatied objects can be reduced to a uniform sample by use of the inverse cumulative distribution function; like looking at percentiles.) That's why I was surprised by the guy's comment; it needed more explanation though perhaps it was filtered throught the Journalist Transformation.

41 posted on 01/09/2005 8:33:49 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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