Ask computer for a random number1 between 0 and 1 and you expect to get back any number2 between 0 and 1 with the same probability. This is depicted by the horizontal bar at left. Adding two such numbers3 results in a triangular distribution that covers sums from 0 to 2. A lot of sums will be around 1, and the sums close to 0 and 2 will be in minority. The distribution of the sums of three such numbers is stiched with three parabolas. The pattern (of stiching n polynomial pieces of order n-1) continues as the probability density of n random numbers gets ever closer to the distribution of normal, Gaussian variate. This is a result of the prominent central limit theorem.
1 uniform random real 2 any machine representible 3 mutually independent
amazing. we’ve managed to perfect the apple — a genetically modified version that never goes brown. and yet, we still haven’t upgraded human beings. the human race has stalled out, harold. and from what i’ve seen, most of it is rotten to the core.
written by: greg plageman + patrick harbinson directed by: jon cassar
I have just noticed Alec’s reaction. Like look at his face, his eyes are on Magnus, as if proud, awed, amazed, thankful. Then his face turns to wonder as he looks to the papers going every where, even if it’s like a party trick to Magnus it isn’t to Alec. He is so adorable.