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Jun
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comment Is this problem solvable in polynomial time?
You might be able to get a reasonable solution using loopy belief propagation' approaches (its sometimes also called generalized belief propagation', see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belief_propagation). As far as I know, these are approaches to solving dynamic programing type problems when the graphs have cycles.
Jun
4
comment Is pi a good random number generator?
mmm I wonder if there is a relationship between ease' of spigot algorithm and goodness' of equidistribution?
Jun
4
comment Is it possible to use linear programming to solve this problem?
Perhaps people on stack overflow would be able to help you out on this one too?
Jun
4
comment Is pi a good random number generator?
I doubt it. I personally am much happier believing a published proof (that I can't find an error in) than the output of some sort of RNG built by hand in the real world.
Jun
3
comment Is pi a good random number generator?
but +1 anyway because I think this formula is really cool.
Jun
3
answered Is pi a good random number generator?
Jun
3
comment Is pi a good random number generator?
see Steve's comment.
Jun
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revised Are there interesting problems involving arbitrarily long time series of small matrices?
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May
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comment Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$-intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
Nice !
May
26
answered Are there interesting problems involving arbitrarily long time series of small matrices?
May
25
revised Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$-intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
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May
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revised Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$-intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
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May
25
answered Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$-intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
May
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May
21
comment Funky congruences
Perhaps I don't understand your question properly, but this looks like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_remainder_theorem
May
17
awarded  Enthusiast
May
17
comment Beginning a sentence with a mathematical symbol
@Sune: Fantastic! Now I can't even trust my own sense of `nice'.
May
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May
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comment Beginning a sentence with a mathematical symbol
@Vectornaut: Great, now I am totally confused :) I am going to undelete my answer. Gowers had convinced me that it was wrong, but now I really am not sure. If people don't like the answer they should mark it down so that it can at least inform people of what not to do!
May
16
comment Is there a generalisation of the “sunflower spiral” to higher dimensions?
Is the sunflower spiral the densest packing in $\mathbb{R}^2$ constructed in this manner? That is, by continued scaling and rotation