
Re: The probability of getting zero counts
Posted:
Oct 18, 2010 6:01 PM


On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 06:21:47 +1100, Richard Wright <richwrigREMOVE@tig.com.au> wrote:
[snip, previous] > >1. In a onediimensional array of: > >6 3 0 4 8 0 5 2 1 > >two zero counts do not raise an eyebrow, so no explanation need be >looked for. > > >2. In a one dimensional array of: >60 30 0 40 80 0 50 20 10 > >two values of zero would raise an eyebrow, and an explanation needs to >be looked for.
No, I raise no eyebrows at two values of zero when every number is a multiple of 10. Do you not notice that instantly, on seeing the set? I would raise an eyebrow if someone claimed that these were random counts or measures or whatever, where integerstimes10 were not either favored or else created by manipulation.
 Rich Ulrich

