Galton’s dice - LMSE Christchurch CentreGalton's dice

Build Galton’s dice and draw samples from the Normal distribution.

This project is designed to investigate Sir Francis Galton’s statistical dice experiment. We constructed Galton’s dice according to his prescriptions and tested the null hypothesis that the outcomes from these dice do indeed follow a discrete approximation to the normal distribution with median error one. The inverse distribution function sampler and Chi Squared test are the statistical methodologies employed in this project.

Galton’s dice report (PDF 2.7 MB) Pages 2–10

Galton's diceSome of the dice created to perform the experiment

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