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Vincent Granville's Blog – December 2016 Archive (4)

Are Lottery Winning Numbers Really Random?

Most analytic people would agree that lottery is a tax on the innumerate. However, for this statement to be true, we need to assume that winning numbers (and any combination of digits from these numbers) are truly random. If not, of course smart people are going to find and devise algorithms to increase their odds of winning, and/or will try to sell their magic "winning numbers" to idiots. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2016 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

The Fundamental Statistics Theorem Revisited

In this article, we revisit the most fundamental statistics theorem, talking in layman terms. We investigate a special but interesting and useful case, that is not discussed in textbooks, data camps, or data science classes. This article is part of a series about off-the-beaten-path data science and mathematics, offering a fresh, original and simple perspective on a number of topics. Previous articles in this series can be found …

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 6, 2016 at 11:32am — No Comments

Great Saturday Reading

Here is our selection of featured articles and resources, published in the last few days:

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 3, 2016 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Thursday News: Machine Learning, R, AI, Data Science

Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Monday.

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 1, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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