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Re: Randomness and Probability (off topic)



In a message dated 5/25/01 5:19:30 PM EST, dannj@alphalink.com.au writes:

<< It would seem to me that, if you could put a precise probability value to 
something, then it isn't random. >>

Technically, a random sequence is defined as a sequence whose members cannot 
be computed by an algorithm other than listing the sequence itself. You can 
place a precise probability on the occurrence of any element in a random 
sequence, but this is not the same as specifying just which element will be 
at a particular location in the sequence.