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Quasirandom Christmas Trees: at the Movies
In Quasirandom Christmas Trees, I applied quasirandom numbers to the decoration of Christmas trees. Quasirandom patterns can be used to arrange ornaments without bunching them together or leaving large blank spaces (problems that typical random numbers can cause). You don’t … Continue reading
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Tagged Christmas Trees, Halton Sequence, Math Video, MATLAB, Quasirandom
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Quasirandom Christmas Trees
When I studied mathematical finance at Oxford, one of the classes introduced me to a topic that still fascinates me: quasirandom numbers. Quasirandom numbers differ from the betterknown pseudorandom numbers, and not just because of the hyphen. “Quasi” means “almost” while “pseudo” … Continue reading
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Tagged Christmas Trees, Halton Sequence, Mathematical Art, MATLAB, Monte Carlo, Pseudorandom, Quasirandom
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