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Modeling RealityHow Computers Mirror Life$
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Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198531005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001

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Galton’s board

Galton’s board

Probability and statistics

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(p.23) 4 Galton’s board
Source:
Modeling Reality
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Iwo Białynicki-Birula

Iwona Białynicka-Birula

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0004

The systematic application of probabilistic methods in 200 years since the groundbreaking work of Laplace expanded into an entire branch of science: statistics. The aim of statistics is to make sound predictions when the available information has a probabilistic character. Statistics finds and explains many features of systems governed by the rules of probability.

Keywords:   Galton's board, Laplace, predictions

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