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What percentage of English words have three syllables?

I'm looking to learn how to calculate probabilities for a multi-round dice game. I've researched this question some, and it looks like I might need to know how to use the multinomial distribution, but I can't find any good introductions. Please point me to the most layman-accessible educational material on this subject, and help me to help myself. [more inside]

How would I find a function that transforms random variables from an non-normal probability distribution to a normal distribution? [more inside]

I want to determine the difference between distributions. When would I use kl-divergence and when would I use rmse? It seems like both equations reduce deviation to a single number, but couldn't find a comparison between them.

I have a bucket containing *N* marbles: *M* white marbles and *N-M* black marbles. I need to grab a handful of marbles (*n*) and figure out the probability of having picked up *m* white marbles. [more inside]

for the statisticians: what probability distribution do I want to fit to my data, and how? [more inside]

Do foot sizes follow a normal distribution?

FunctionFilter: I need a function that allows me to skew a distribution from a uniform distribution to an extremely biased distribution for a domain and range of (0,1). [more inside]

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