Last week instead of writing a post on game theory I ended up writing some code related to game theory. The most commonly described games are 2×2 matrix games, and in an effort to make game theory easier to understand, I developed a website that can solve any 2×2 matrix game. Here is a thumbnail […]
The more time goes by since my mother’s death, the more I need her guidance. For the first X years I was just sad—sad for myself, sad in that primal way when you just cry like a baby, like a baby having no more complicated thought than Waaaaaah. And as well, from time to time, thoughts that were less about me and more about her: what would she be doing with her time these days, she would have laughed so hard at this movie. But—back to me again—as years pile up, I
Statistician Creates Model To Predict What's Next In Game Of Thrones: Mark Strauss:
Call it the ultimate spoiler: Richard Vale, a lecturer in the Statistics Department at the University of Canterbury, has developed a mathematical model to predict the fates of the characters in the next two Game of Thrones novels.
[source: mme rss]
You really should take advantage of the free until August 2015 license that is currently being offered with a fresh download TinkerPlots. Almost a year of tinkering - would that it were freely available in perpetuity without condition.If you are a middle school teacher, then this is designed for you and yours. If, like me, you are not, you may find it fun to play with anyway. Here is something I was playing with recently:An elementary school number sense activityIn the JUMP math […]
I use concentration inequalities a lot in my research, and it’s about time I write a post about them. Throughout this post, will denote independent realizations of a common random variable taking values in the real line. We will take , , and The central limit theorem (CLT) essentially states that where the Q-function denotes […]