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Vincent Granville's Blog – March 2017 Archive (4)

Great Saturday Reading

Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted today:

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 25, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Great Saturday Reading

Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Thursday.

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 18, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Advanced Machine Learning with Basic Excel

In this article, I present a few modern techniques that have been used in various business contexts, comparing performance with traditional methods. The advanced techniques in question are math-free, innovative, efficiently process large amounts of unstructured data, and are robust and scalable. Implementations in Python, R, Julia and Perl are provided, but here we focus on an Excel version that does not even require any Excel macros, coding, plug-ins, or anything other than the most…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 10, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Math Challenge: Computing the Average Rotational Speed of Earth

Or of any celestial body. Here I discuss a solution that can be explained to high school students, to get them interested in mathematics, statistics and probabilities. A few interesting related problems further enhance the pedagogical value of this discussion.  

I stumbled upon this kind of problems when learning advanced mathematics in my postgraduate studies, in a course entitled stochastic geometry. Just formulating the problem required advanced knowledge of sophisticated…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

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