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    Re: That darned old cocked hat
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2010 Dec 11, 14:05 -0000

    George Brandenburg wrote
    
    "Sorry, but now I think you've got it wrong because you're playing John
    Karl's game of actually measuring three specific LOPs. In such a case you
    have to calculate the probability contours, and you will not get exactly
    25% probability contained within the triangle. If the lines almost
    intersect the probability will approach zero even though this appears to be
    a good outcome. If the lines miss by a wide margin the probability of
    including the location will be large."
    
    I was not proposing to "measure three specific LOPs". If that was how it
    came across, then I must have explained it badly.
    
    "Your 25% probability of inclusion applies to an average over all possible
    LOP triplets. In this game you measure N LOP triplets where N is a very
    large number. The larger the number N of measurements taken, the closer you
    will get to the ideal 25% figure."
    
    That is exactly what I was proposing.
    
    George (H)
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux,me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    
    
    

       
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