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# How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this?
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

# Canonical classical music titles

Whats the proper way to 'normalize' the titles of classical musical works when there doesn't seem to be any consistently used name?
posted by Hither on Apr 1, 2012 - 6 answers

# Paying a ticket for Standard Parking

Standard Parking, owners of a private parking lot, gave me a ticket by shadey/scum-bag means, I want to combat this, what are my options?
posted by sharkbot1957 on Mar 10, 2012 - 21 answers

# Standard Deviation stuffed plushie

Where have I seen a model of the Standard Deviation curve made into some kind of stuffed plushie? They were being made and sold online.
posted by UsagiBride on Aug 17, 2011 - 7 answers

# Pressing Clutch Pedal Creates "Air" Noise in '04 Tiburon

I have a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Special Edition (http://autos.yahoo.com/2004_hyundai_tiburon_gt_v6_special_edition/) with 53k miles. Recently I noticed an odd sound when I press the clutch pedal. The best way to describe the sound is that it's very much like the rushing air sound you hear when a window is opened. The sound does vary just a bit in pitch depending on how far the clutch is pressed, and the sound stops when the clutch pedal is let back out. I'd swear it sounds like a hole being opened and closed. The sound is very subtle and can't be heard when the radio is up, so I don't know how long it's been there. I first noticed it several months ago and it hasn't changed since then, neither getting worse nor better. As best as I can determine, the sound is coming from the area underneath the pedal. The transmission seems to be working perfectly and I don't abuse the clutch in any way. Someone suggested that it could be the throwout bearing, but I've watched clips of that sound on-line and it doesn't quite match what I'm hearing. Any ideas or suggestions?
posted by Jamesonian on Mar 18, 2011 - 7 answers

# Flushed

I'm looking for a good plumbing supply store, preferably in lower Manhattan.
posted by cazoo on Feb 18, 2011 - 3 answers

# Looking for an ideal spot for driving lessons...!

Where can I find an ideal and expansive place in or around Baltimore to teach someone how to drive manual transmission safely?
posted by Asherah on Dec 14, 2010 - 18 answers

# MLA Style for Meeting Minutes?

Is there a standard, or are there a few standards, for keeping meeting minutes?
posted by fvox13 on Aug 18, 2010 - 9 answers

# These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You

I've never been much into (post 1940s) pop music, but I love American standards (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, etc), and I've really enjoyed some of the albums that have come out recently, in which performers like Rod Stewart and Carly Simon have sung standards. What other unexpected performers should I listen to, if I want to hear people not generally associated with such songs perform them.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 11, 2010 - 42 answers

# International standard cookbooks?

When a friend online noticed Joy of Cooking referred to as "one of America's standard cookbooks" and wondered about internationally analogous "standard cookbooks," I immediately thought, "What a great question for AskMe!" And here we are.
posted by cgc373 on Dec 11, 2009 - 47 answers

# Movie in which thieves sync their heist with songs?

What's that movie in which two male thieves synchronise the timing of their heist by whistling jazz songs?
posted by oxit on Aug 23, 2009 - 14 answers

# Ho to make photoshop save photos?

How can I save JPG images in Photoshop CS so that a digital camera can read them? Cheap crappy software can do this easily, but no matter what file settings I use in Photoshop, I've never been able to get any of my digital cameras to be able to read any JPG that was written by Photoshop - I have to load and re-save them with other piece of software to get them to work. Surely there is a way to make Photoshop save JPG files that cameras can read?
posted by -harlequin- on Aug 5, 2009 - 11 answers

# Email Switcheroo

What do I need to be aware of when switching a client from ISp-provided email to Google-provided email?
posted by drjimmy11 on Apr 29, 2009 - 6 answers

# Gold! Always believe in your soul, you've got the power to know...

I am basing my Masters in International Business thesis on Prof. Barry Eichengreen's 1998 paper, 'Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?' Although by no means an expert, I've been interested in the Austrian School for a long time and, as a result, am instinctively distrustful of central banks and fiat money. Can anyone direct me to any reputable, well-written and persuasive essays arguing the inherent weaknesses of currency unions in relation to this?
posted by Zé Pequeno on Nov 3, 2008 - 2 answers

# Different Whites in the Bathroom?

I want to buy a sink for my bathroom. The sink I want is an American Standard. The toilet I already bought is a Kohler. Both are listed as white, but I can't tell if the whites match. Any one know a good resource for checking this out? I could go to the Depot, but they don't have exactly the sink I'm looking for, so I will probably have to do a internet faith order.
posted by Davidissimo on Aug 1, 2008 - 6 answers

# Am I destroying my clutch?

Is it bad to keep my clutch pedal pushed all the way in as I brake for stop signs and turns? Should I instead shift to neutral, let the pedal out, and then shift back into gear when I need it?
posted by Who_Am_I on Jun 20, 2008 - 33 answers

# Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music.

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music.

# How can I see pages side-by-side in Acrobat 8?

How can I open multiple pages at once in Acrobat, so I can see them side-by-side?
posted by penciltopper on Jan 14, 2008 - 3 answers

# Is it random?

Do standardized tests (SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.) use randomly sorted answer choices?
posted by bluejayk on Dec 4, 2007 - 15 answers

# Tips on driving standard?

I've recently purchased a standard because I used to drive one and loved it, but I've never really been properly trained in how to drive one. The car I bought is much more powerful than the one I've learned on, and I'd appreciate some answers to a few questions and any general tips you've got to help me get the most of out my new clutch (and car).
posted by patr1ck on Sep 21, 2007 - 37 answers

[IHaveAnExamTodayFilter] I am a graduate student in social work. Today I have a midterm that will include questions on a few things I just cannot understand despite lectures, notes and a glossary. They include confidence level, confidence interval, standard deviation and margin or error. Can you explain this stuff to me, preferably in relation to one another?
posted by sneakin on Jul 12, 2007 - 19 answers

# Forget flight sims, I want a driving sim

Are there any manual transmission driving simulators for the PC that can do a decent job of allowing me to simulate actually driving stick?
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 30, 2006 - 16 answers

# What's the history of 'standard forms' of languages?

Linguists: What's the history of 'standard forms' of languages?
posted by Lockeownzj00 on May 14, 2006 - 17 answers

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