Calculated Bets Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win by Steven Skiena Cambridge University Press, , pgs., with notes and index. Calculated Bets has 74 ratings and 0 reviews. Calculated Bets describes a gambling system that works. Steven Skiena, a jai-alai enthusiast and computer s.. . Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win by Steven Skiena. Article in The Mathematical Gazette 86() · November .
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Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win
His research interests include discrete mathematics and its applications, particularly the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms. The Making of A Gambler. Trivia About Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win.
Skiena No preview available – Derek Ladd rated it it was amazing May 18, An unusual presentation of how mathematical models are designed, built, and validated, Calculated Bets also includes a list of modeling projects with online data sources. Contents The Making of A Gambler. Return to Book Page. Andrew19 rated it really liked it May 24, Skiena steveb out in a brief digression on the book The Bible Codeover-fitting a data set can lead to erroneous conclusions. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The book does not tell you how you can write a program to bet Jai Alai.
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Calculated Bets by Steven Skiena
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A university guy looks at mathematically modelling a local sporting event to see if he can beat the odds. Siva rated it liked it Mar 16, His research interests include the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms, and their applications particularly to biology.
Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win by Steven S. Skiena
With humor and enthusiasm, Skiena explains computer predictions used in business, sports, and politics, and the difference between correlation and causation. Andy rated it really liked it Sep 27, At a core level skienna of us know that in many ways the future is unknowable and unpredictable.
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