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  • Subject: [mg60918] BinCounts
  • From: Alberto Verga <Alberto.Verga at>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 04:06:21 -0400 (EDT)
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Why does BinCounts[] give lists with unpredictable Dimensions[]?

With[{n = 205}, ll = RandomArray[NormalDistribution[0, 1], {n}];
Dimensions[BinCounts[ll, {Min[ll], Max[ll], (Max[ll] - Min[ll])/n}]]]

You may try different values of n (or the same n and different samples of 
the random numbers), and verify that the lenght of the list depends on the 
random realization: somtimes you get n, somtimes n+1.

Alberto Verga

      Alberto Verga

      IRPHE - Université de Provence

      49, rue F. Joliot-Curie, BP 146,

      13384 Marseille, France

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