12 Answered Questions for the topic Random

07/29/20

#### How can I quantify the accuracy with which I can describe the probability of a random event occurring, using ten randomly synced fixed-interval sampling devices?

"Event A occurs randomly. I have ten sensors to detect the occurrence of this event, each sensor samples every ten seconds, and are randomly synced (i.e. could be simultaneous, may not be).Describe...
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06/12/20

#### probability in statistics

The number of hours an American adult sleeps each night follows a Normal distribution with an average of 6.9 hours per night with a standard deviation of 0.68 hours. If we randomly select one...
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06/12/20

#### Probability in statistics and standard deviation

The number of hours an American adult sleeps each night follows a Normal distribution with an average of 6.9 hours per night with a standard deviation of 0.68 hours. If we take a random sample of...
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02/12/20

#### How to generate random numbers with specific mean

Is there any formula that I can understand which will allow me to generate random numbers with a specific mean. I'm using java. Thanks

08/02/19

#### Could a truly random number be generated using pings to pseudo-randomly selected IP addresses?

The question posed came about during my comp sci lecture while discussing the impossibility of generating numbers in a deterministic computational device.This was the only suggestion which didn't...
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08/01/19

#### Understanding "randomness"?

I can't get my head around this, which is more random? rand()OR rand() * rand() ?

07/27/19

#### Generate random numeric & alphabetic?

I'm making a random hexadecimal generator is it possible in visual basic to make a code that randomly generates number and letters together? How would you do it? I'm really lost. I'd like to...
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07/27/19

#### Choose For Random Strings In Commodore 64 BASIC?

I have this variable declarations on my program:
X="MAGENTA"
Y="CYAN"
Z="TAN"
A="KHAKI"
Now what I want is to randomly choose one of these and `PRINT` it. But how to do this?

#### Uniform Random Number blocks in my simulation model?

I've used 2 Uniform Random Number blocks in my simulation model, but every time I run the program they generate last numbers (exactly the same). I need to test the model with new generated numbers....
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#### creating random numbers that favor smaller numbers?

say i generated a set of random numbers and put them into an array, (pre-sorted for simplicity) i'll use javascript to show the math:
var vals = new...
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#### How to randomly select an item from a list?

Assume I have the following list: foo = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']What is the simplest way to retrieve an item at random from this list?

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