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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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While writing my book [Stochastic Processes] I had an argument with Feller[Introuction to Probability Theory and its Applications]. 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?
  
 
<p align = right> Joe Doob<br>
 
<p align = right> Joe Doob<br>
 
[http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/Doob/conversation.html Statistical Science]
 
[http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/Doob/conversation.html Statistical Science]
 
==Forsooth==
 
==Forsooth==

Revision as of 17:51, 25 September 2005

Sept 26 2005 to Oct 15 2005

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While writing my book [Stochastic Processes] I had an argument with Feller[Introuction to Probability Theory and its Applications]. 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