[R] Recommendation on a probability textbook (conditional probability)

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 06:11:14 CEST 2009

There are many examples in the book. Since I'm refreshing my memory.
Is there a more concise one?

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like Grinstead and Snell, not least because it's free:
> http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.html
> -Ista
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I need to refresh my memory on Probability Theory, especially on
>> conditional probability. In particular, I want to solve the following
>> two problems. Can somebody point me some good books on Probability
>> Theory? Thank you!
>> 1. Z=X+Y, where X and Y are independent random variables and their
>> distributions are known.
>> Now, I want to compute E(X | Z = z).
>> 2.Suppose that I have $I \times J$ random number in I by J cells. For
>> the random number in the cell on the i'th row and the j's column, it
>> follows Poisson distribution with the parameter $\mu_{ij}$.
>> I want to compute P(n_{i1},n_{i2},...,n_{iJ} | \sum_{j=1}^J n_{ij}),
>> which the probability distribution in a row conditioned on the row
>> sum.
>> Some book directly states that the conditional distribution is a
>> multinomial distribution with parameters (p_{i1},p_{i2},...,p_{iJ}),
>> where p_{ij} = \mu_{ij}/\sum_{j=1}^J \mu_{ij}. But I'm not sure how to
>> derive it.
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> --
> Ista Zahn
> Graduate student
> University of Rochester
> Department of Clinical and Social Psychology
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