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1+1=2 question

  1. Dec 17, 2005 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I have just made a simple program to count how many times a randomly popped-up ball bounces against the wall I can get,
    Each time it shows up, in one minutes I can get different data, 100, 110,101 ,99, 98, 106 etc
    would you please suggest me what statistical methods then are to be used for me to make a good conclusion about this phenonmena ?
    My present conclusion is that my random generator (I am using VC++6.0) plays an important role in this unbalanced phenomena.

    Thank you very much
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  3. Dec 17, 2005 #2


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    It might help if you more clearly described what you're tyring to do.

    I have no idea what you mean by "unbalanced phenomena." Are you suggesting that you get the same number in each trial? Why would you expect that? You specified it's a random process so there is no reason to expect the same number each time.

    Aside from that, I suggest making a frequency histogram of the generated data.
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