matching distribution

matching distribution

[′mach·iŋ ‚di·strə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
The distribution of number of matches obtained if N tickets labeled 1 to N are drawn at random one at a time and laid in a row, and a match is counted when a ticket's label matches its position.
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The overlap metric describes the probability that the cross correlation value of a randomly chosen member of the non-matching distribution is larger than the cross correlation value of a randomly chosen member from the matching distribution. The parameter p quantifies the potential for making accurate matches.