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From: "Alfred A. Aburto Jr." <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] From 34/37 to 42/67
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:13:54 -0700
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But the longer the pattern sequence is, the more likely it is _not_ from
a random process.

HT is likely
HTHT likely too
HTHTHT likely too
but eventually as the pattern presists to very long strings it becomes
less and less likely to be from a random process...

> Ken Nordtvedt wrote:

> Let's assume both your example strings of flips below were made the
> same length (I just cut one back to make them equal). They both are
> equally likely to have occured from a random process. One just
> strikes us as very unusual because we see a pattern in it. Ken
>
>
> From: "Vincent Vizachero" <>
>
>
>> HTHTHTHTHTHTHTHTHTHTHTH is not a random result, for example, but
>> THHTHTTTTTHHTHTTHHHHTHT is.
>


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