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 Apr 27 comment Determine probability of getting a desired outcome The list is permuted randomly, yes. Does knowing the last option available change anything? Apr 27 comment Determine probability of getting a desired outcome @lulu: assume the options as equivalent - it would be equally bad to go from 5 to 4 as it would be equally good to go from 5 to 6. Apr 27 asked Determine probability of getting a desired outcome Dec 7 awarded Popular Question Jul 15 comment Techniques for determining how “random” a sample is? Thanks! Googling for "testing random number generators" turned up this free software from NIST, which I am looking into using to evaluate the "randomness" of my samples - csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/toolkit/rng/index.html Jul 15 revised Techniques for determining how “random” a sample is? added 591 characters in body Jul 15 accepted Techniques for determining how “random” a sample is? Jul 9 asked Techniques for determining how “random” a sample is? Jul 9 comment Probability of an event happening N or more times Ron, thank you for your helpful response. If I may ask a slight-unrelated follow up - what software program did you use to generate the above graph? Jul 9 awarded Critic Jul 9 accepted Probability of an event happening N or more times Jul 8 asked Probability of an event happening N or more times Oct 28 awarded Scholar Oct 28 accepted How to analyze risk vs. reward for spending on research and development work? Oct 28 awarded Supporter Oct 28 awarded Editor Oct 28 revised How to analyze risk vs. reward for spending on research and development work? Improved grammar / readability Oct 28 comment How to analyze risk vs. reward for spending on research and development work? @Mike: You can spend increments of $5, with each increment increasing the likelihood by 2.75%. But you cannot spend a non-increment of$5, such as $2.50 or$23. Oct 28 awarded Student Oct 27 asked How to analyze risk vs. reward for spending on research and development work?