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    Re: Still on LOP's
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2002 Apr 29, 08:40 US/PACIFIC

    > Chuck Taylor suggests a computer experiment, testing varied
    >
    > > 4. Repeat the following 1000 times:
    ..
    >
    > You don't have to be so careful about the distribution, or about computing
    > equations of lines.  The only thing that determines whether the triangle
    > encloses the true position is the direction of the error of each bearing.
    > The magnitude of the error affects the triangle's size, and how far it is
    > from the true position, but doesn't affect which region of the figure contains
    > the true position.  ...
    
    Bill,
    
    I don't disagree. The point of my suggestion, however, was to provide a
    confirmation via simulation for those who may be having trouble believing
    George's claim that there is a 0.25 probability that the cocked hat will cover
    the true position.
    
    Chuck Taylor
    Everett, WA, USA
    
    
    

       
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