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"Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net> |

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Re: Random number routines [was: st: Simple Question - Use of rndbin] |

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Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:45:50 -0400 |

Two etymological puns in one sentence -- I think we have a record ;<=

----- Original Message ----- From: "n j cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 11:16 AM

Subject: Random number routines [was: st: Simple Question - Use of rndbin]

Let's start again from first principles. A canonical binomial problem I take to be something like this. I have 1000 families with 6 people. The probability of being left-handed I take to be 0.1. What is the distribution of the number of left-handed people in each family? (I don't know enough genetics to know if this null model is as gauche as it may sound, but there is no sinister motive here.)

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