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Re^3: A bad shuffle

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on Mar 20, 2005 at 23:55 UTC ( #441080=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: A bad shuffle
in thread A bad shuffle

No, don't withdraw it. I think the thing to do is try and figure out the difference between a "fair shuffle" and a uniformly distributed selection over permutations.

Are the two the same if there are identical cards in the deck? What is the problem that motivated this?

Sometimes confusion, like greed, is good.

After Compline,
Zaxo


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