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Re^2: Running a simulation - expected outcome

by BillKSmith (Priest)
on Sep 30, 2012 at 04:00 UTC ( #996455=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Your analysis is based on the probablity of infection. The original analysis is based on the probablility of avoiding infection. It seems to me the result should be the same. I do see a minor "off by one" error in the original because it ignores the fact that he cannot move to the uninfected cell that he is already on.

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Re^3: Running a simulation - expected outcome
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 30, 2012 at 05:35 UTC

    Okay. But surely, one is just 1 - the other.

    I reckon the answer to be 0.373 / 0.617 on the basis of my own simulation; but I cannot make the math fit.


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