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More Randomness: And Computer Science

I recently came across this article on a breakthrough in the generation of random numbers via computers which seems very exciting with descriptors such as “masterpiece” and “light years ahead.” Revision 2 of the draft paper is uploaded here:¬†Explicitly Two-Source Extractors and Resilient Functions, although I freely admit it is far too technical for my… Continue reading More Randomness: And Computer Science

Book Reports · Probability and Statistics

The Drunkard’s Walk

The Drunkard’s Walk, How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow Although not presented as such, this book turns out to be a layman’s reading of the history of probability and statistics. It includes high-level historical accounts, often centered on personalities, and conspicuously avoids a single mathematical equation, to the detriment of clarity in some… Continue reading The Drunkard’s Walk