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    Re: Still on LOP's
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Apr 29, 13:08 -0500

    No need to apologize, but you did misunderstand. I considered the
    probable error distribution to be a property of the measurement, not an
    after-the-fact assignment. I did make another mistake in that post,
    since corrected, but that wasn't it.
    On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 09:55:14 -0400, Noyce, Bill wrote:
    >NO, NO, NO!  You can't assign the probabilities after the measurement!
    >If the (assumed rectangular) distribution were of this size, then a
    >number of different triangles could result, and this is only one (the
    >largest possible).  Of those triangles, 25% would enclose the true
    >position.  If we knew beforehand how big the maximum error was, we
    >could know whether a particular triangle should be considered "big"
    >(more likely to enclose the true position) or "small" (less likely to
    >enclose the true position), but we've mostly been assuming the error
    >distribution to be unknown (but balanced left/right).
    >If I misunderstood, I apologize...
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                  J36 Gjo/a
    "Curse thee, thou quadrant. No longer will I guide my earthly way by thee."  Capt. Ahab

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