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What percentage of English words have three syllables?

What percentage of English words have three syllables?
posted by reverend cuttle on Nov 12, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I calculate the probability of a specific sum of repeated die rolls?

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]
posted by Richard Daly on Sep 28, 2012 - 6 answers

How to transform random variables from a non-normal distribution to a normal distribution?

How would I find a function that transforms random variables from an non-normal probability distribution to a normal distribution? [more inside]
posted by formless on Mar 30, 2011 - 9 answers

How would I pick which equation to use?

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.
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 4, 2009 - 5 answers

A Strange Bucket

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]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 6, 2008 - 16 answers

what's the probability distribution, kenneth?

for the statisticians: what probability distribution do I want to fit to my data, and how? [more inside]
posted by russm on Jan 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Normal, poisson with a twist of outliers.

Do foot sizes follow a normal distribution?
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 9, 2007 - 29 answers

skew me with your flexible parameter

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]
posted by allan on Aug 28, 2006 - 6 answers

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