Occupancy problem distribution
( go to the article → https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2023/05/25/occupancy-problem-distribution/ )
Suppose you have a random number generator that returns numbers between 1 and N. The birthday problem asks how many random numbers would you have to output before there’s a 50-50 chance that you’ll repeat a number. The coupon collector problem asks how many numbers you expect to generate before you’ve seen all N numbers […] The post Occupancy problem distribution first appeared on John D. Cook.
May 25, 2023, 1 p.m.
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