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Prob(X or Y) = 1 – (1 – Prob(X)) × (1 – Prob(Y)) Suppose you roll a pair of dice. What’s the probability of at least one of the dice coming up a 4? 31, approximately. The “and” and “or” rules apply only to independent events. For example, you can’t use these rules to calculate the probability of a person selected at random being obese and hypertensive by using the prevalences (probabilities) of obesity and hypertension in the general population because these two medical conditions tend to be associated — if you have one, you’re at greater risk of having the other also.
The preceding sections in this chapter give some: sqrt, exp, log, ln, fact, and abs. The common trigonometric functions are sin, cos, tan, and their inverses: asin, acos, and atan. Statistics makes use of many specialized functions, like FisherF( F, n1, n2), which calculates the value of the integral of the Fisher F distribution function at a particular value of F, with n1 and n2 degrees of freedom (see Chapter 25 for some of these probability distribution functions). When writing formulas using functions, keep in mind that some software is case-sensitive and may require all caps, all lowercase, or first-letter capitalization; other software may not care.
Under that system, Gluc[3,2] indicates the fasting glucose for subject 3 on day 2. And Gluc[i,j] indicates the fasting glucose for the ith subject on the jth day. Special terms are sometimes used to refer to arrays with one or two dimensions: ✓ A one-dimensional array is sometimes called a vector. But this can be confusing, because the word vector is also used in mathematics, physics, and biology to refer to completely different things. 27 28 Part I: Beginning with Biostatistics Basics ✓ A two-dimensional array is sometimes called a matrix (plural: matrices).