On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Claudio Freire <klaussfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 10 Dec 2013 08:28, "Albe Laurenz" <laurenz.a...@wien.gv.at> wrote:
>>> Doesn't all that assume a normally distributed random variable?
>> I don't think so because of the law of large numbers. If you have a large
>> population and sample it the sample behaves like a normal distribution when
>> if the distribution of the population isn't.
> No, the large population says that if you have an AVERAGE of many
> samples of a random variable, the random variable that is the AVERAGE
> behaves like a normal.

Sorry, that should be "No, the *law of large numbers* says..."

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