Sur le Web ces 30 derniers jours

  • jeudi 7 décembre 2017
  • jeudi 30 novembre 2017
  • Finding X in Espresso: Adventures in Computational Lexicology

    When Does a Word Become a Word? “A shot of expresso, please.” “You mean ‘espresso,’ don’t you?” A baffled customer, a smug barista—media is abuzz with one version or another of this story. But the real question is not whether “expresso” is a correct spelling, but rather how spellings evolve and enter (...)
  • mardi 21 novembre 2017
  • What Is a Computational Essay?

    A Powerful Way to Express Ideas People are used to producing prose—and sometimes pictures—to express themselves. But in the modern age of computation, something new has become possible that I’d like to call the computational essay. I’ve been working on building the technology to support (...)
  • lundi 20 novembre 2017
  • How to Win at Risk: Exact Probabilities

    The classic board game Risk involves conquering the world by winning battles that are played out using dice. There are lots of places on the web where you can find out the odds of winning a battle given the number of armies that each player has. However, all the ones that I have seen do (...)
  • jeudi 16 novembre 2017
  • Limits without Limits in Version 11.2

    Here are 10 terms in a sequence: And here’s what their numerical values are: But what is the limit of the sequence? What would one get if one continued the sequence forever? In Mathematica and the Wolfram Language, there’s a function to compute that: Limits are a central concept in many areas, (...)
  • mercredi 8 novembre 2017