in reply to Re: recursive formula.
in thread recursive formula.

the r-values are scores, and P is a probability:
so P(r1) is the chance of having score r1,
P(r1,r2) is the chance of both having score r1 and score r2,
and so on.

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Re^3: recursive formula.
by rsteinke (Scribe) on Aug 05, 2004 at 14:54 UTC

    Ah, so P() is 1 (the probablity of having anything happen).

    Ok, you'd have to ammend my code with

    return 1 if !@_:
    at the top or something

    Ron Steinke
Re^3: recursive formula.
by trammell (Priest) on Aug 05, 2004 at 14:57 UTC
    So is it the case that:
    P(r1) = (r1 - r0) P() = r1
      Yes, that's correct

      Or, like rsteinke explained it much better than I can in the chatterbox:
      "If P(r_1) is the probability of getting r_1, and P(r_1,r_2) is the probability of getting r_1 and r_2, then P() is the probability of anything at all happening (unconstrained), which is 1"