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Sept 26 2005 to Oct 15 2005
 
Sept 26 2005 to Oct 15 2005
 
==quotation==
 
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While writing my book [Stochastic Processes] I had an argument with Feller[Introuction to Probability]. He asserted that everyone said ``random variable'' and I asserted that everyone said ``chance variable.'' We obviously had to use the same name in our books, so we decided the issue by a stochastic procedure. That is, we tossed for it and he won. </blockquote?
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<p align = right> Joe Doob<br>
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[http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/Doob/conversation.html Statistical Science]
 
==Forsooth==
 
==Forsooth==

Revision as of 17:49, 25 September 2005

Sept 26 2005 to Oct 15 2005

quotation

While writing my book [Stochastic Processes] I had an argument with Feller[Introuction to Probability]. He asserted that everyone said ``random variable and I asserted that everyone said ``chance variable. We obviously had to use the same name in our books, so we decided the issue by a stochastic procedure. That is, we tossed for it and he won. </blockquote?

Joe Doob
Statistical Science

Forsooth