Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Monte Carlo, part of Java Essential Training for Students.
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- OK, it's challenge time.…In this challenge, let's use the Monte Carlo simulation…to calculate the probability of selecting a certain marble…from a bowl of marbles.…I want you to estimate the probability…of getting three of the same color marbles…if you randomly select the marbles from a bowl…that has a total of six marbles.…Three are white, and three are blue.…I think for this challenge, I'd like to give you…a series of steps that you can follow, or an algorithm.…
Start by creating unique variables,…one to represent whether or not it's a blue marble,…and one for whether or not it's a white marble.…Add variables to keep track of the attempts,…and the number of successes.…Then set up your loop for the simulation.…Create an array to simulate the bowl.…So the array will have six objects…that hold the unique variables for blue and white.…Three of those objects should represent blue…and three should represent white at the beginning.…Create a second array that only has three marbles.…
This array holds the marbles that were randomly selected.…
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Skill Level Intermediate
1. Command Level Programming
2. Basics Review
4. Java API
5. Simulations and Algorithm Analysis
6. Classes and Objects
7. More on Classes
8. Data Structures
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