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random sampling

(algorithmic technique)

Definition: Using a randomly selected sample of the data to help solve a problem on the whole data.

See also reservoir sampling.

Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 47-40, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.

Author: CRC-A


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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "random sampling", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 14 January 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/randomsampl.html