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Topic: Continuous and discrete uniform distributions of N
Replies: 27   Last Post: Dec 28, 2012 9:45 PM

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 Butch Malahide Posts: 894 Registered: 6/29/05
Re: Continuous and discrete uniform distributions of N
Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:12 PM

On Dec 22, 10:14 am, "porky_pig...@my-deja.com" <porky_pig...@my-
deja.com> wrote:
> On Friday, December 21, 2012 11:41:44 PM UTC-5, Bill Taylor wrote:
> > On Dec 22, 5:23 am, FredJeffries <fredjeffr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dirac delta, infinitesimals, irrational numbers, transfinite ordinals, > ... are legitimate not because they have been rigorously defined Yes, that is PRECISELY why they are legitimate. > No one has ever anywhere actually used the concept of a uniform > distributions on N to solve any problem. Sure they have. You can use it to calculate the probability that two randomly chosen naturals will be co-prime, for example. And many others of that type. -- Blunderbuss Bill ** Dogma is a bitch! (pun intended)
>
> So, you're saying there *exists* the uniform distribution of positive integers (or natural numbers if you wish). Well, well, well, would you please then enlighten the unwashed masses like myself and tell us that's the probability of selecting an arbitrary positive integers?

Zero, of course. Needless to say, the probability measure will not be
purposes, and in this case it will have to do.

http://www.brunodefinetti.it/Bibliografia/StatimplicationsFA.pdf

Date Subject Author
12/20/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/21/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/21/12 Bill Taylor
12/22/12 Porky Pig Jr
12/22/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/24/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/22/12 David Bernier
12/22/12 Butch Malahide
12/24/12 FredJeffries@gmail.com
12/24/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/25/12 Virgil
12/25/12 Butch Malahide
12/26/12 gus gassmann
12/26/12 Butch Malahide
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/27/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/28/12 Virgil
12/28/12 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
12/25/12 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
12/25/12 Butch Malahide