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Monthly Archives: November 2008
Mandelbrot in Scala
With my growing frustration with Matlab, I’ve been looking for a while for a language that was Garbage collected Good notation for numerical computation Fast enough for numerical computation After a long search, I think I’ve finally found my home … Continue reading
Unbiased coinflips from biased coinflips
A old problem, due to von Neumann goes as follows: You have a biased coin that produces heads (H) with probability , and tails (T) with probability You don’t know . How can you use this coin to simulate an … Continue reading