Thread: role of P(X) ? View Single Post
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04-11-2013, 09:13 AM
 yaser Caltech Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Pasadena, California, USA Posts: 1,478
Re: role of P(X) ?

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 Originally Posted by nkatz So can you say that P(X) populates the bin and determines mu? In that case we would be sampling P(X); is this correct?
affects the value of because it affects the probability of each , so the probability of red marbles (i.e., 's where ) changes accordingly. We are sampling according to , except that when we look at the bin abstraction of the situation, we only care about the color of not its identity, so the binary-event probability is sufficient to characterize sampling of the marbles.
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