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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>
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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]<br>
 
[http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/Doob/conversation.html Statistical Science]<br>

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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.

Joe Doob
Statistical Science