12 Answered Questions for the topic Random
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... more
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... more
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... more
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
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... more
I can't get my head around this, which is more random? rand()OR rand() * rand() ?
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... more
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.... more
creating random numbers that favor smaller numbers?
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?