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Practical Data Analysis with JMP® by Robert Carver

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All Possible Samples: Sampling Distributions

Cultures across the globe have developed myths and stories about the stars, and many cultures have associated animals, symbols, or characters with specific constellations. In China, as in the Western world, there are 12 astrological signs. Unlike the Western version, the Chinese zodiac refers to 12 different animals: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Nine of these animals are mammals and three are not.

In this example we're going to focus on the dichotomous attribute of whether or not a given sign refers to a mammal. Further, we'll consider the process of randomly sampling six signs of this zodiac and counting the number of mammals in a sample. In ...

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