Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical by Skiena

By Skiena

Calculated Bets describes a playing process that works. Steven Skiena, a jai-alai fanatic and machine scientist, files how he used laptop simulations and modeling concepts to foretell the end result of jai-alai suits and elevated his preliminary stake by means of 544% in a single yr. Skiena demonstrates how his jai-alai process features like a inventory buying and selling process, and comprises examples of the way playing and arithmetic engage in software buying and selling platforms, how mathematical versions are utilized in political polling, and what the long run holds for web playing. With humor and exuberance, Skiena explains machine predictions utilized in enterprise, activities, and politics, and the adaptation among correlation and causation. An strange presentation of the way mathematical types are designed, outfitted, and demonstrated, Calculated Bets additionally contains a checklist of modeling initiatives with on-line information resources. Steven Skiena, affiliate Professor of desktop technological know-how at SUNY Stony Brook, is the writer of The set of rules layout guide (Springer-Verlag, 1997) and the EDUCOM award-winning Computational Discrete arithmetic. he's the recipient of the ONR younger Investigator's Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in educating at Stony Brook. His examine pursuits comprise discrete arithmetic and its purposes, quite the layout of graph, string, and geometric algorithms.

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