# Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

Date: 26 Sep 2006 10:36:27 -0700

Message-ID: <1159292186.903561.218720_at_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 - 19:36:27 CEST