Post date: Feb 20, 2009 7:14:32 PM
- How to read Zα/2 from the table in lecture notes.
- How many more samples do we need to get in order to reach a certain confidence interval? See more_samples.c attached.
- Sampling a pseudo random number generator and see how many samples we need in order to reach the target error. See confidence.c attached.
- Let zed = 1.96 for 95% confidence interval.
- First use drand48(), uniform distribution [0.0, 1.0), S2 = 1/12.
- E = 0.005, expected N = 12805
- E = 0.004, expected N = 20008
- E = 0.003, expected N = 35570
- E = 0.002, expected N = 80033
- Then use dexprand48() (hw1 problem 5), exponential distribution λ = 1.0, S2 = 1/(λ2) = 1.0
- E = 0.005, expected N = 153664
- In general, if you want to halve the error, you need to quadruple the number of samples.