[FoRK] low probability bits

silky michaelslists at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 18:30:31 PST 2009


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 1:16 PM, silky <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you not generate [0, 1) and then minus 0.8 from it? that, >0,
> gives you 20% of the numbers generated?

Which is what you proposed I guess.

It's fairly strange, surely, because any bits that come out of this
are no longer 'low probability'. They are really just low probability
if the RNG you were using was X, intead, it's Y. So what I mean is
surely low-probability can be in context of saving and using the 'not'
low probability numbers anyway.


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