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Re^4: Running a simulation - expected outcome

by Cristoforo (Curate)
on Oct 01, 2012 at 20:59 UTC ( #996748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Running a simulation - expected outcome

Yes, the specs say either of 1 way (up 1 to 6, right 1 to 6, down 1 to 6 or left 1 to 6, where a number is randomly chosen from 1 to 6 for each step).
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Re^5: Running a simulation - expected outcome
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 01, 2012 at 21:28 UTC

    My misreading or overthinking.

    But I think that my main point still applies: because the originator was following a path, his choices at each step are far restricted compared to your pick a random start point each time.

    On average, random walks tend to cover far less than the full field of play, which if the infected squares are randomly distributed means the odds of infection are lessened.

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