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Monty, not in Python

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-07-162020-07-17

Does the Monty Hall Problem make your brain bleed a bit? Is it one of those bits of probability that you have to re-read the explanation every time someone mentions it because it seems too preposterous to be true? Quick recap – The Monty Hall Problem is that you are given a choice of three doors, behind one of which is a prize. You choose, and one of the doors you didn’t pick is revealed to be empty. Now you are given the option to change your mind and switch to the other closed door. Should you? If you know the maths but still don’t believe it, never fear. R-Bloggers has a script you can run 65 536 times and to see that the odds are in favour of making the switch.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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