Chance News 7

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Sept 26 2005 to Oct 15 2005


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