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Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby scienceandreason » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

Hello everyone.

I am procrastinating on school work and want to conduct a small experiment. If you don't mind, please give me an integer between 1 and 100 (1 and 100 are allowed) and post it here so I can tabulate the results. Please come up with it yourself (ie no random number generators like your computer or dice). Don't worry if someone else in the thread has picked it.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby mutestorm » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:42 pm UTC

23. Wouldn't it help to post the reasoning, or does this somehow alter the result?

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby scienceandreason » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:44 pm UTC

I am worried it will. It's mostly to settle a bet and to waste some of my time.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby TimelordSimone » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:45 pm UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Fume Troll » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:48 pm UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Macbi » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:55 pm UTC

76 (as random as I could get)
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Zamfir » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:57 pm UTC

http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=38705&p=1757315&hilit=human+random+number+generator#p1757315 I am getting old and have seen everything already. The answer is 17.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby scienceandreason » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:02 pm UTC

Damn you. But yes, this is kinda what I am going for. My office mate and I have a bet on how the numbers will cluster over the larger range.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Sizik » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:16 pm UTC

I'm going to go the simplest route and choose 50.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:48 pm UTC

Sorry, but this has already been done. Also, the xkcd folks are the wrong people to ask, because we know about trends like people avoiding round numbers and preferring ones with 7 somewhere, because those "feel" more random, and so on. Which means that among this group you'd probably lose any bet you made about how we're likely to cluster around particular numbers.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Macbi » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:54 pm UTC

I'd say that we would be likely to go over-uniform in an attempt to avoid clustering. Of course I've now changed the result my observing it. I picked my number by:
Spoiler:
Picking a randomish 5-digit number, dividing by seven, and then taking the 2nd and 3rd digits from the end. In general, this is a pretty good strategy.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Paranoid__Android » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:54 pm UTC

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Zamfir wrote:http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=38705&p=1757315&hilit=human+random+number+generator#p1757315 I am getting old and have seen everything already. The answer is 17.

your wrong, it's 12.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Lazar » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:57 pm UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby evilbeanfiend » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:21 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:Sorry, but this has already been done. Also, the xkcd folks are the wrong people to ask, because we know about trends like people avoiding round numbers and preferring ones with 7 somewhere, because those "feel" more random, and so on. Which means that among this group you'd probably lose any bet you made about how we're likely to cluster around particular numbers.


but we also know that we all know that, so, 17
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Ingolifs » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:36 pm UTC

Everyone knows that 37 is the most random 2 digit number there is.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby itaibn » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:21 am UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby 1234567 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:44 am UTC

38

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby brakos82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:47 am UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Cynical Idealist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:36 am UTC

42 (someone had to do it...)
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Josephine » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:44 am UTC

brakos82 wrote:34

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby kernelpanic » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:00 am UTC

42!
Cynical Idealist wrote:42 (someone had to do it...)

Hey! You beat me to it! OK then, 34!
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Fuck! the mean, 38.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby lu6cifer » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:09 am UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby kernelpanic » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:12 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:Sorry, but this has already been done. Also, the xkcd folks are the wrong people to ask, because we know about trends like people avoiding round numbers and preferring ones with 7 somewhere, because those "feel" more random, and so on. Which means that among this group you'd probably lose any bet you made about how we're likely to cluster around particular numbers.

unless he put his money on 4, 34, and other xkcd-ey numbers
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:32 am UTC

[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Meteorswarm » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:56 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]

scienceandreason wrote:please give me an integer


And I choose 51, by

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name@Metathesis:~$ perl -e 'print int(rand(100)+1)."\n";'
51
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Coffee » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:06 am UTC

Meteorswarm wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]

scienceandreason wrote:please give me an integer


And I choose 51, by

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name@Metathesis:~$ perl -e 'print int(rand(100)+1)."\n";'
51


Damn. I was gonna go with e.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 am UTC

Meteorswarm wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]

scienceandreason wrote:if you don't mind , please give me an integer


And I choose 51, by

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name@Metathesis:~$ perl -e 'print int(rand(100)+1)."\n";'
51


I do mind you damn integer-ists!

Oh well, I'll give you an integer... [math]\sum_{k=0, i=0}^{\inf}(-1)^k\frac{(\int_{-\inf}^\inf dx e^{-x^2})^{4k+2}}{(2k+1)!6^{2k+1}2^i}[/math]
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Meteorswarm » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:36 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Oh well, I'll give you an integer... [math]\sum_{k=0, i=0}^{\inf}(-1)^k\frac{(\int_\inf^\inf dx e^{-x^2})^{4k+2}}{(2k+1)!6^{2k+1}2^i}[/math]


I see you left the calculation as an exercise to the reader.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby BlackSails » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:45 am UTC

99

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Interactive Civilian » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:28 am UTC

Upon seeing the thread title, the first number that came to mind was 1.72948, but then I saw you wanted integers, so...

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby mmmcannibalism » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:42 am UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Qaanol » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:40 am UTC

My number is 10 times the [imath]A(g_{64}, g_{64})[/imath]th digit of the Euler-Mascheroni constant [imath]\gamma[/imath], plus the [imath]A\left(A(g_{g_{64}}, g_{g_{64}}), A(g_{g_{64}}, g_{g_{64}})\right)[/imath]th digit of [imath]\pi^e[/imath], plus 1.


You, sir, name? wrote:I do mind you damn integer-ists!

Oh well, I'll give you an integer... [math]\sum_{k=0, i=0}^{\inf}(-1)^k\frac{(\int_\inf^\inf dx e^{-x^2})^{4k+2}}{(2k+1)!6^{2k+1}2^i}[/math]

You, sir, name? wrote:[math]\int_\inf^\inf dx e^{-x^2}[/math]

You, sir, name? wrote:[math]\large\int_\inf^\inf[/math]


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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby jaap » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:47 am UTC

Meteorswarm wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]

scienceandreason wrote:please give me an integer

And I choose 51, by

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name@Metathesis:~$ perl -e 'print int(rand(100)+1)."\n";'
51

scienceandreason wrote:(ie no random number generators like your computer or dice).


I go with 22.

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:16 am UTC

Qaanol wrote:My number is 10 times the [imath]A(g_{64}, g_{64})[/imath]th digit of the Euler-Mascheroni constant [imath]\gamma[/imath], plus the [imath]A\left(A(g_{g_{64}}, g_{g_{64}}), A(g_{g_{64}}, g_{g_{64}})\right)[/imath]th digit of [imath]\pi^e[/imath], plus 1.


You, sir, name? wrote:I do mind you damn integer-ists!

Oh well, I'll give you an integer... [math]\sum_{k=0, i=0}^{\inf}(-1)^k\frac{(\int_\inf^\inf dx e^{-x^2})^{4k+2}}{(2k+1)!6^{2k+1}2^i}[/math]

You, sir, name? wrote:[math]\int_\inf^\inf dx e^{-x^2}[/math]

You, sir, name? wrote:[math]\large\int_\inf^\inf[/math]


Say what?


So it evaluates to 0, which is not between 1 and 100. So it doesn't count.

I choose 25.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:58 am UTC

Oops, was supposed to be negative infinity on the lower bounds. Fix'd my expression.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby Meteorswarm » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:13 pm UTC

jaap wrote:
Meteorswarm wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:[imath]\sqrt{2}[/imath]

scienceandreason wrote:please give me an integer

And I choose 51, by

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name@Metathesis:~$ perl -e 'print int(rand(100)+1)."\n";'
51

scienceandreason wrote:(ie no random number generators like your computer or dice).


I go with 22.


Ah, but what I didn't tell you is that I kept trying until I got a number that I liked, so it wasn't actually random.
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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby paragon12321 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby meat.paste » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

Since the extremes give the most interesting results, I go with the minimum allowed number, 1 (is the loneliest number that you ever knew...)
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Postby Roĝer » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:59 pm UTC

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Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

Postby mouseposture » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:09 am UTC

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