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


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: Random number routines [was: st: Simple Question - Use of rndbin]
Date   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>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>; <pr@ctu.mrc.ac.uk>
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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