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Re^2: What are "the odds"?

by tlm (Prior)
on Jun 14, 2005 at 13:46 UTC ( #466531=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What are "the odds"?
in thread Fastest way to calculate hypergeometric distribution probabilities (i.e. BIG factorials)?

The expression "odds" by itself (without the qualifier "against" or "in favor") usually means "odds against." Hence the common expression "long odds" to refer to low probability. Long odds == fat chance == slim chance (go figure).

And you're right, this is "bookie talk".

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