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Re^2: Sampling From a Histogram Distribution

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 05, 2014 at 21:42 UTC ( #1069425=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Sampling From a Histogram Distribution
in thread Sampling From a Histogram Distribution

Is shuffling essential?
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Re^3: Sampling From a Histogram Distribution
by Kenosis (Priest) on Jan 05, 2014 at 21:46 UTC

    Excellent question. Initially thought about that; likely not, since selection is 'random.' However, left it in to help with 'randomness'--if that's even possible here...

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