By Werner Krauth

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We may instead stop the procedure ran-perm {P1 , . . , PK } ← {1, . . , K} for k = 1, . . , K − 1 do l ← nran (k, K) Pl ↔ Pk output {P1 , . . 7 Example run of Alg. 11 (ran-perm). In each step k, the numbers k and l are underlined. 11 ran-perm. Generating a uniformly distributed random permutation of K elements. 2 3 process after M steps, rather than K (M < K), to sample a random combination (see Alg. 12 (ran-combination)). 4 procedure ran-combination {P1 , . . , PK } ← {1, . . , K} for k = 1, .

N l + l do min(l,k) 1 πk ← m=max(0,k−N l) πk−m πm output {π0 , . . 26 ran01-convolution. Probabilities for the sum of N + 1 random numbers obtained from the probabilities for N numbers. 50) are special cases of general convolutions for the sum ξ + η of two independent random variables ξ and η, taking values x and y with probabilities πξ (x) and πη (y), respectively. The sum variable ξ + η takes values x with probability ∞ πξ+η (x) = −∞ dy πξ (y)πη (x − y). Again, the arguments of the two independent variables, y and x−y, have been chosen such that their sum is equal to x.

In addition, we have to take into account the number of ways of distributing k hits amongst N trials by multiplying by the combinatorial factor Nk . The random variable ξ, the number of hits, thus takes values k with a probability distributed according to the binomial distribution πk = N k θ (1 − θ)N −k k (0 ≤ k ≤ N ). 47) In this equation, the binomial coeﬃcients are given by N k = N! (N − k + 1)(N − k + 2) · · · N = . (N − k)! 48) We note that Alg. 1 (direct-pi)—if we look only at the number of hits—merely samples this binomial distribution for θ = Ô/4.