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Topic: Characterizing a non-deterministic function
Replies: 3   Last Post: Jun 21, 2012 12:42 PM

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 jgannon@gmail.com Posts: 2 Registered: 6/20/12
Characterizing a non-deterministic function
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 11:30 PM

I have a function f(x) that returns either 0 or 1. The output is non-deterministic, but there is generally a positive correlation between the value of x and the likelihood of f(x) returning 1. What I'd like to do is iterate over a set of x-values, and come up with some new function g(x) that, for arbitrary x, outputs some value in the range [0,1] that approximates the likelihood of f(x) will return 1.

I've taken some statistics courses, and I'm sure that there's some procedure for doing what I want, but I haven't the faintest idea what it's called. Any tips?

Date Subject Author
6/20/12 jgannon@gmail.com
6/21/12 David Jones
6/21/12 jgannon@gmail.com
6/21/12 Richard Ulrich