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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No trivia or quizzes yet. This makes the book readable by jai alai fans and computer scientists.
His research interests include discrete mathematics and its applications, particularly the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms. Refresh and try again.
Deena rated it liked it Apr 25, Tenure give you the freedom to work on whatever you want. Calculated Bets describes a gambling system that works. Skiena writes “Through trial-and-error experiments, we determined that [an alpha of approximately] 0.
Like horse racing, Jai alai is a game that the spectators and those “off track” can bet on via the telephone. Books by Steven S. Jamie rated it it was amazing Jan 03, To ask other readers questions about Calculated Betsplease sign up. As I write this review the temperature outside is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If I had detailed intra-day weather information from the National Weather Service, a weather model and a supercomputer I could predict tomorrows exact temperature within a much narrower range of error.
However, in the end, predictor discovery is experimental. Calculated Bets is written at an advanced Scientific American readership level. Skiena’s family vacationed in Florida, where there are jai alai frontons the arenas where jai alai is played. Skiena demonstrates how his jai-alai system functions like a stock trading system, and includes examples of how gambling and mathematics interact in program trading systems, how mathematical models are used in political polling, and what the future holds for Internet gambling.
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Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win
From reading his books he seems like a wonderful teacher and I wish I had a professor like him when I attended college. Prediction in jai alai is an easier to understand problem and provides a good introduction to predicting more complex systems. Perhaps this is the reason that I have seen few books on building financial models, although there are a number of books on specialized topics like time series modeling and prediction. John BarrowRonald Graham. Siva rated it liked it Mar 16, Skiena demonstrates how his jai-alai system functions like a stock trading system, and includes Calculated Bets describes a gambling system that works.
Skiena’s objective is to build a predictive model that will make money betting on jai alai. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
You have to teach your classes, and you have to do your committee work, but otherwise what you do with your time is pretty much up to you.
But we predict minor short term events all the time. Selected pages Title Page. Account Options Sign in. If I wanted to devote a little effort to an interesting mathematical modeling problem, well, nobody was going to skienz me. The company was founded to build predictive financial models that would drive trading in various markets e. There is also a growing literature in statistics on advanced validity and testing techniques bootstrapping, for example.
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Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win by Steven S. Skiena
Tony Tsang rated cxlculated it was ok Mar 06, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hinkley, Cambridge University Press, Trivia About Calculated Bets: The idea of predicting the future has a magical aura. Tim rated it it was amazing Mar 30, In writing for a general readership, many of the details of model building are glossed over.
Abdulrazak Baashe rated it it was amazing May 28, This is, by itself a complex topic. Russell Swanson callculated it liked it Jan 17, Many people who work on financial models that are used to drive real trading systems feel that those who know how to build good models beys trading them, not writing about them.
Lists with This Book. P rated it did not like it May 11, I can predict with a high degree of accuracy that tomorrow will have a temperature range between 75 and Jonathan Gibbs rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win. Skiena does not emphasize the techniques he may have applied to verify the accuracy of his model and stevwn over fitting.