Let's say that there are ten people entered into a random drawing, the winner gets some large prize. If I were one of those ten people, and I were to win, then I would be pleasantly surprised. If ...
What's the difference between stochastic and random? I've read in the portuguese wikipedia that there's a difference, but I still didn't see this point on english wikipedia.
How does one interpret the terms "Linear" and "Congruential" as in a "Linear congruential RNG"? I am used to linearity by $f(ax)=af(x)$. This does not seem to me to hold true in this case ($\bmod$). ...
I am a bit confused when I read "iid distribution". It looks to me like what is called "uniform distribution" i.e. a distribution of probability that is constant in a range. Am I correct in thinking ...