[R] Non R probability question

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Jul 24 00:24:40 CEST 2001

Erin Hodgess <hodgess at uhddx01.dt.uh.edu> writes:

> Dear R People:
> Here is a non-R probability question, please:
> There is a problem, originally posed from an American game show,
> called "Let's Make a Deal."
> A contestant makes a selection of one door, from Doors 1 through 3.
> He or she knows that there are 2 goats and 1 car behind those doors.
> Once the contestant makes the selection, say Door 2, then the host,
> Monty Hall, tells him that there is a goat behind Door 1, and would
> he like to stay with the original Door 2 or switch to Door 3.
> There is a nice journal article dealing with this, but I can't find
> the reference.  I do remember that there were pictures of goats in
> the margins of the article.  (Scary).
> Anyhow, does anyone have the reference, please?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Sincerely,
> Erin M. Hodgess, Ph.D.

Whew! For a minute, I thought you were asking for a discussion of the
solution. This has been wasting bandwidth on numerous mailing lists
over time....

Try a Google search for 

"Marilyn vos Savant Monte Hall"

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