Monthly Archives: January 2013

100 Years of Markov Chains

On January 23, 1913, the Russian mathematician Andrei Andreyevich Markov addressed the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, reading a paper titled “An example of statistical investigation of the text Eugene Onegin concerning the connection of samples in chains.” … Continue reading

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The Flyover States

On a flight from Boston to San Diego yesterday I had a window seat on the shady side. The weather was clear, and over much of the continent a dusting of snow combined with low winter sun angles to highlight … Continue reading

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Dante’s Infernet

In a few days bit-player will celebrate its seventh birthday. (The first published post was dated January 9, 2006.) The original design for the web site was thrown together in haste, and I’ve long been meaning to give it a … Continue reading

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New year, new bit-player

New server, new design, new ambitions. It’s been a big project. More later, when I’ve slept. In the meantime, feel free to poke around.

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