## On types of randomized algorithms

There is more than Monte Carlo when talking about randomized algorithms. It is not uncommon to see the expresions “Monte Carlo Approach” and “randomized approach”

## Basic Statistics with Sympathy – Part 4: Building arbitrary RNGs in Sympathy

Remember your friend from our very first post? . Well, I am sorry to say that he never really reached French Guyana. He ended up

## Studying random variables with Doob-Martingales

Or “Martingales are awesome!”.In a previous post, we talked about bounds for the deviation of a random variable from its expectation that built upon Martingales,

## Useful rules of thumb for bounding random variables (Part 2)

In the previous post  we looked at Chebyshev’s, Markov’s and Chernoff’s expressions for bounding (under certain conditions) the divergence of a random variable from its

## Book Chapter Review: If your model is mis-specified, are you better off?

This post is my interpretation of Chapter 10 of the book “Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary point of view“. It is one of the

## Basic Statistics with Sympathy – Part 2: Plotting and using the Calculator Node for common functions.

Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend from Sympathy 1.2.x: The improved calculator node. The node takes a list of tables, from