[OT] Weighted distribution of Numbers

Mark Wieder ahsoftware at sonic.net
Sun Aug 4 19:06:51 EDT 2019


On 8/4/19 3:00 PM, dsc--- via use-livecode wrote:
> I'm unsure how often 800 or so changes. I'll call it 800, it is just a name. Values can range from 0 through 800.
> 
> You can map a number in that range to 0-1 by dividing by 800. That is, scaled1(n) is n/800.
> 
> I guess you want to map each number n in that into one of 101 bins, 0 through 100.

Yes - that's a weighted mean.
Here's a simple explanation
https://sciencing.com/calculate-weighted-average-5328019.html

...and no, Hermann, it's (you'd think I'd know better than to argue with 
a real mathematician here, but...) not lying, it's the addition of 
another variable.

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  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com




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