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Chance News reviews current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts. Its aim is to give the general public a better understanding of chance news as reported by the media and to allow teachers of probability and statistics courses to liven up their courses with current news. From 1992 to 2004, Chance News was written by a small number of regular contributors. These are archived on the [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance Chance Website] where you will also find other resources for teaching a probability or statistic course.  
 
Chance News reviews current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts. Its aim is to give the general public a better understanding of chance news as reported by the media and to allow teachers of probability and statistics courses to liven up their courses with current news. From 1992 to 2004, Chance News was written by a small number of regular contributors. These are archived on the [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance Chance Website] where you will also find other resources for teaching a probability or statistic course.  
  
Chance News is now a collaborative effort of its readers in the spirit of the very successful free encyclopedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia]. The Wikimedia software makes it easy to add new items, or to modify existing items. For this you need to create an account and login. (See the top of any page). It is not necessary to login to read Chance News.  
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Chance News is now a "wiki".  A wiki is a web site desgned so that readers can easily add contributions and edit existing contributions.  This makes it collaborative effort of its readers in the spirit of the very successful free encyclopedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia]. (The word wiki is from the Hawaien work wiki-wiki meaning quick).
  
We plan to have an issue of Chance News every two months which includes items recieved in this time interval. We use a listserv to send out notices that a new Chance News has been completed. You can sign on or off or change your address   
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It is not necessary to login to read Chance News but it is necessary to login to add new items or edit existing items.  For this you need to create an account and login. (See the top of any page).
[http://listserv.dartmouth.edu/Archives/chance.html here]. This listserv is used only for this posting.  
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We plan to have an issue of Chance News every two months which includes items recieved in this time interval. We will use the Chance listserv to send out notices that a new Chance News has been completed. You can sign on or off or change your address   
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for this listserv [http://listserv.dartmouth.edu/Archives/chance.html here]. This listserv is used only for this posting.  
  
 
Chance News will continue to be freely available under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License]
 
Chance News will continue to be freely available under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:01, 4 September 2005

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Chance News reviews current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts. Its aim is to give the general public a better understanding of chance news as reported by the media and to allow teachers of probability and statistics courses to liven up their courses with current news. From 1992 to 2004, Chance News was written by a small number of regular contributors. These are archived on the Chance Website where you will also find other resources for teaching a probability or statistic course.

Chance News is now a "wiki". A wiki is a web site desgned so that readers can easily add contributions and edit existing contributions. This makes it collaborative effort of its readers in the spirit of the very successful free encyclopedia Wikipedia. (The word wiki is from the Hawaien work wiki-wiki meaning quick).

It is not necessary to login to read Chance News but it is necessary to login to add new items or edit existing items. For this you need to create an account and login. (See the top of any page).

We plan to have an issue of Chance News every two months which includes items recieved in this time interval. We will use the Chance listserv to send out notices that a new Chance News has been completed. You can sign on or off or change your address for this listserv here. This listserv is used only for this posting.

Chance News will continue to be freely available under the GNU Free Documentation License