Tag Archives: Monte Carlo

More Mindbending Probability

In a previous post, I discussed the seemingly unintuitive logic of the famous Monty Hall Problem. However, with some careful thinking, even without resorting to Monte Carlo Simulation, I’m able to make sense of that apparent paradox. However, the paradox … Continue reading

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Ever been really really drunk…? Made a fool of yourself..? Here’s a strategy for U if you need to run…

Continuing my experiments with Python’s various mathematical, statistical and scientific libraries, I decided to do a simulation of the Drunkard’s Walk, using different probability distributions. Unless you’ve ever been in that totally intoxicated situation where your vision is blurred, your … Continue reading

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The blindfolded archer – Cauchy distribution: when randomness gets wild

This is part 2 of my exploration of PyMC, and I will continue using the example from part one, where I concluded that the data of my experiment, a dataset consisting of a list of daily visitor counts to one … Continue reading

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Python matplotlib, Monte Carlo simulation, and basic statistics

Having spent some evenings with Monte Carlo simulations with Python, where I cheated the plotting part using excel on the files I generated from Python, I decided to bite the bullet and install Pythons’ huge matplotlib. I had tried to … Continue reading

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More gambling & sail racing in Monte Carlo land

As frequent readers of this blog know, I’m a keen sailor. Over all these years I’ve been involved in the sail racing circus – either as sailor myself, or as coach or umpire – I’ve always been amazed by the … Continue reading

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Accidental discovery of Central Limit Theorem by Monte Carlo Simulation

Continuing my exploration of the Python language, I decided to use it for a  very simple Monte Carlo simulation.  Why such an unusual domain, you might ask…? Well, to me the most difficult part in any learning effort is to identify … Continue reading

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