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I was expecting somebody doing something stupid.

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WORLD STAR NIGGA! WORLD STAR NIGGA! OH SHIET NIGGA! records in vertical

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wouldn't this just be the binomial distribution? The bell curve would be the Gaussian, which uses exp(-x^2). I think this is the binomial, not the Gaussian, and therefore is not the bell curve. But yes, in the limit the binomial distribution approximates the Gaussian, so in the limit, the statement would be correct.

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Out of chaos, comes order. The balls go to a random location but since there's so many, you get a reliable curve like that.

According to the video this is from, the larger the sample set is in a binomial distribution, the closer you get to a normal distribution. In this case there are 3,000 little metal balls, and each number in the hexagons represents the number of paths a ball can take to get to that location. The fibonacci sequence gets involved when you draw diagonals from every number on the left and add up the numbers that diagonal crosses through.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=UCmPmkHqHXk

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"the larger the sample set is in a binomial distribution, the closer you get to a normal distribution"

exactly. That's why I said it's not the bell curve, but it approximates it in the limit.

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No, this is going to be a Gaussian distribution. You are correct that at each step, the probability of outcomes is a binomial distribution. However, this experiment adds up multiple outcomes of binomial distributions.

That makes this a demonstration of the fantastic “Central Limit Theorem” which basically says that irrespective of the original probability distribution (binomial in this case), when you sum up the results of lots of experiments, the sums will form a gaussian curve.

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well, that's why I said "in the limit". It's NOT a Gaussian EXCEPT in the limit.

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yepp, as I said, the binomial distribution approaches the Gaussian in the limit.

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I gotta say, that GIF was not what I was expecting from a link with that title on this website.

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yeah but i am an outlier...i am special -everybody

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Yea but 0.3% of them are actually right

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That's actually brilliant. Simplicity of complex concepts, combined with scientific repeatability.

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Only the idiots on Voat could need something to illustrate what a bell curve illustrates all by itself. You guys really are those few little balls on the left.

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Yeah applied sciences are for dummies!