The Internet: A Brief History

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The Web is not a single technology, but a myriad of protocols, languages, and tools stitched together to form a single user experience.  This is the first in a series of posts that describe those technologies, and particularly how they’re used on proloquor.net.  Before diving in however, let’s review how we got where we are today. Continue reading “The Internet: A Brief History”

Playing Darts

1376531009pun0vNow that we have some experience with calculating probabilities, we can start developing more sophisticated tools for describing and analyzing statistical properties.  While some of what we’ll discuss today doesn’t necessarily lend itself well to polling, we’ll cover all types of probability distributions, just to be complete.

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Rolling Dice

file7661235566769In the last post, we introduced the basic concepts of probability, as well as the events for which we calculate those probabilities.  In many statistical calculations involving polling data, we’re interested in the probabilities of combinations of multiple events.  We’ll talk about correlations and other advanced concepts soon, but today we’ll start off with some simple relationships.

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