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Probability

  • by Lawrence Mark Lesser

    "Hey! You!
    I demand
    you stop
    and give
    me right
    now right
    here a
    Permutation!"

    “Importunate!”,
    he replied.

  • The Probability Models Game at Distributome.org asks students to choose the correct probability model to match applied scenarios.  Each row of a table corresponds to a different problem description while each column corresponds to a different probability distribution.  The challenge is to find the matching rows and columns in the minimal time.

  • The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty

    Daphne Koller (1968 - )

  • I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.

    Fran Lebowitz, (1950 - )

  • … how can you say luck and chance are the same thing? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards.

    Amy Tan (1952 - )

  • Life is a gamble, a chance, a mere guess. Cast a line and reel in a splendid rainbow trout or a slippery eel.

    Mourning Dove (1884 – 1936)

  • I love to think about chance — about how one little overheard word, one pebble in a shoe, can change the universe.

    Anne Tyler (1941 - )

  • Time and chance reveal all secrets.

    Delarivier Manley (1663 – 1724)

  • What I love about poker is the tension, not the actual winning or losing, but the tension between random chance and changeless numbers. Slap, slap, slap, slap, cards dealt and destiny beckons, two-and-a-half million different hands in a deck.

    Isabel Huggan (1943 - )

  • Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

    Mary Anne Evans  (1819 – 1880)

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