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Pinball Animation

Although this is a fixed picture, simulating the buildup of a quasi-Gaussian distribution in an amimation of a pinball machine, it shows how random sampling builds a distribution. Here, you can watch a large number of balls fall through a pin array, to land in collecting bins, which become columns showing the populations across a distributon of deviations from the most likely position, which we call the mean, or average. The graphic comes by way of Rick Berger, apparently from Burke Brown.

    Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 12:58:11 -0800
    From: Rick E Berger []
    To: Roger Nelson [rdnelson@Princeton.EDU]
    Subject: pic
    Hey Roger,
    You might enjoy embedding this in your emails!

    [Stolen from Burke Brown]
image: Pinball Animation