(OT) mathematicians-discover-prime-conspiracy

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Sat Mar 19 16:34:19 CET 2016

Thank you all for helpful responses, I understand where the difference comes
from now!

On 18/03/16 14:26, Andrew Gallagher wrote:
> Alternatively, we could consider how we treat the sequence history after
> a "success". Do we wipe the slate clean once we get ten heads and start
> over? Or if the eleventh toss was another head, do we consider that a
> second sequence of ten heads?

Ah, in my code, I indeed wipe the slate clean. It feels more appropriate; and
since I get the same expected number of throws as the article states, apparently
so do they.

> The moral of the story is: outside the comfortable walls of mutual
> independence, there be dragons. ;-)

Oh yes!



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