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Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 17 2008,21:26   

Quote (guthrie @ Mar. 17 2008,18:03)
Just to check, my limited understanding is that a bell shaped curve is what you would expect if it was random...

It depends on what you are looking at. If you are looking at random variation about a mean then yes, a bell-shaped distribution is what would be expected. If you are looking at the score when you roll a die (only statisticians use the correct singular!) you would expect a uniform distribution.

On the other hand, the total score when you roll a number of dice approximates to a normal (bell-shaped) distribution.

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