[extropy-chat] the structure of randomness

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 18:36:09 UTC 2006

On 12/31/05, gts <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The distributions do not deviate in any significant way from normal, but
> the *fine structures* of multiple histograms seem correlated in time. For
> example a bell-curve with a slightly "m-ish" shape (two subtle peaks) will
> tend to appear again in the next test. That "m-ish" propensity then falls
> off with time.

How is that different from considering that batch of tests to be a single
test, adding all their samples together, and saying the aggregate has an
"m-ish" shape? (I might be overlooking something obvious here; there's
*mumblety* years of rust on my knowledge of statistics.)

- Russell
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