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Is this based on observer dependance?

P.S How accurate is a Guess?

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Is this based on observer dependance?

P.S How accurate is a Guess?

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Second, I have no idea where you got the idea that, in any kind of probability, "the outcome is intepreted as a fundemental 'Law like' process. "

For one thing, there are usually many "outcomes" not "the outcome". Also, in

If that is what you are talking about, then, no, it is not "observer dependent". Of course, when you are

Finally, it's impossible to say how "accurate" a "guess" is.

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Originally posted by HallsofIvy

Second, I have no idea where you got the idea that, in any kind of probability, "the outcome is intepreted as a fundemental 'Law like' process. "

For one thing, there are usually many "outcomes" not "the outcome". Also, inmathematicalprobablility, we are typically "given" the underlying probability distribution but I would not call that 'Law like'.

If that is what you are talking about, then, no, it is not "observer dependent". Of course, when you areapplyinga mathematical model to a statistical problem, you might approximate the given distribution by one based on observation.

Finally, it's impossible to say how "accurate" a "guess" is.

Thanks Ivy, it was a hasty posting I had been flying around a number a site's looking for a defined explination:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_probability

But your reply is correct in that my post was ill-defined, thanks.

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