Stanislaw Ulam and Monte Carlo Method. By Chris Towles. Stanislaw Ulam. After spending a lot of time trying to estimate them by pure combinatorial calculations, I wondered whether a more practical method than “abstract thinking”. Stanislaw Ulam – cont.
By Chris Towles
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“Let me quickly point out the obvious. The
above idea is certainly simple, and I believe that
any good idea can be stated simply. However, not
every simple idea is a good one, and at first sight
the above one may sound ridiculous. The main
portion of this article is dedicated to convince the
reader that at least this is not necessarily a bad