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I'm Gideon Israel Dsouza. Check out my CV on Careers. (gidisrael-at-gmail-com)

I've been teaching myself programming since I was about 11.

I have the odd need to know how everything works. I own Linux, OSX and Windows and play with C#, Perl, Python, RaspberryPi's and Arduino. Check out my CPAN modules and my latest side project : http://perlmonksflair.com/

I will usually edit your question or answer if it's a huge block of unstructured text :)

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Mar
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awarded  Talkative
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
I'm asking as a newbie :) @labbhattacharjee your answer suggests P(GGG) is 1/8 (which it is if there are possibilities, which will have to include order like DonAntonios answer)
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
@DonAntonio even what you mean is that the order of the births matter right?
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
So you are saying the order does matter right?
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Nov
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accepted finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
Nov
8
comment finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
yay! This came somewhat handy in my paper today, which was SO awesum!! =)
Nov
7
revised finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
edited tags
Nov
6
comment finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
Do you mean that it says n should be >30 to suitably estimate a distribution with the central limit theorem.
Nov
6
comment finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
@Ross =( Not sure what you mean? How do I get rid of the mod? I wish I could do something like this: P $(\overline{\chi} > \mu + 0.5\sigma )$
Nov
6
asked finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
Oct
30
accepted finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
Oct
30
comment finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
ugh! I did sometime similar but with a very stupid mistake! =(
Oct
29
comment finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
A similar question showed up in my exam(which overall did not go well! :'( ) Q1>> ln(x+2) = 2ln(x) and it said Solve and answer to 2 decimal spaces? I solved ^this^ question that I posted by the iterative search method (convert the function into sequence $x_{r +1} = F(x_{r})$ and then see where it converges.) BUT it did not work for Q1 in the exam.. why??
Oct
29
comment finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
hmm not sure! I think that > $ e^{-x}>0 $
Oct
29
comment finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
The book says finding a minima and maxima helps you understand the graph better. This is when they dont give you graph paper so you kinda have to draw a rough outline of the graph so the min max helps there.
Oct
29
comment finding the minima and maxima of some tough functions
<quote>"This method works by drawing a graph, seeing where it crosses the axis, then re-plotting the graph" </quote>