Bill Todd wrote:
>> Am I the only one who believes that 'random' means that the probabilities of
> all possible outcomes are equal?
I hope so; that's certainly not how the term is used in probability
theory and statistics. In fact, the very question is ill formed. What
constitutes an outcome? If I pick a card from a Canasta deck and only
care whether the card is a joker, are there 2 possible outcomes, 53, 106
or 108? Only in the last case would the probabilities be equal.
Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
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