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

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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

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