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Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

From: <pamelafluente_at_libero.it>
Date: 26 Sep 2006 10:36:27 -0700
Message-ID: <1159292186.903561.218720@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>

vc ha scritto:
> The notion of median without knowing zip about probability is as useful
> as the notion of flogiston in modern chemistry but if you think
> otherwise that's OK.

:)) "knowing zip " is cute. Is it an expression that you invented or is it a kind of slang used there ?

> If the r.v. "support", or in more human language, sample space
> consists of three points and that's all you know about the r.v., how
> do you know what probabilities you can assign to those point ? By
> divine inspiration ?

I am just saying that the definition of MEDIAN of a finite set of number is "intuitively equivalent" to the same definition given for a uniform discrete rv having that set as support...

-p Received on Tue Sep 26 2006 - 12:36:27 CDT

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