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comment How surprised am I by N events in T trials, given a probability p?
I know how I could do a discrete computational Bayesian estimate, by giving a prior of what I think the probability is for the "true p" being 0.01, 0.02, etc. I could then update these 100 probabilities for each binary trial and get a new distribution for what p should be. I think I can do this analytically instead of discretely, using the Beta(?) function as my prior. Is this what you mean? I don't remember how you use likelihood functions, but I will look it up!
Mar
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comment How surprised am I by N events in T trials, given a probability p?
Nah, that does not matter
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asked How surprised am I by N events in T trials, given a probability p?
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comment Is there an algorithm that can tell whether the power of two rational numbers is rational?
Fascinating! Was this result known to you, or did you just quickly derive it?
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comment Is there an algorithm that can tell whether the power of two rational numbers is rational?
Oh. Turns out your intuition was wrong. See Bill Dubuque, below.
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comment Is there an algorithm that can tell whether the power of two rational numbers is rational?
@ninjagecko I am pleased that someone recognizes this as related to programming. Why have a (well used) math tag on stackoverflow if math related programming questions does not belong?
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asked Is there an algorithm that can tell whether the power of two rational numbers is rational?