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I'm broadly interested in very applied math. I try to apply ideas from mathematics, statistics, machine learning, formal systems and computer science to solve real-world problems. Mostly in applied finance/quantitative trading, but in other areas if the mood takes me.


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comment Help with 2 questions my professor gave us
For (i) assume there are two solutions $a,b$ s.t. $a^2=r$ and $b^2=r$ with $a\neq b$. Then either $a>b$ or $a<b$. Can you derive a contradiction?
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comment How to draw contour lines for a bivariate Gaussian distribution by hand!
Are you talking about a 2d gaussian distribution?
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answered A quick way to determine whether a number is prime by hand
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answered Bifurcation values for logistic map
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answered Is it possible to fit any regression line to a set of data points?
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Mar
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comment Game Theory/Bayesian approach to a bluffing game
@DanielR Pretty sure (although open to being proved wrong). Player 1's expectation, if he bluffs with probability $q$, is $E = 0.2(2p + (1-p)) + 0.8(q(-p + (1-p)))$ which simplified to $E=0.2(1+p) + 0.8q(1-2p)$. Therefore if $p>0.5$ the second term is negative, so $q=0$ maximizes the expectation. If $p<0.5$ the second term is positive, so $q=1$ maximizes the expectation. This assumes that player 2 never changes their strategy, of course.
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asked Game Theory/Bayesian approach to a bluffing game
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answered Probability Discrepancy in drawing 2 cards from a Deck of 52
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comment What is equivalence of $(p \vee q) \wedge \neg (p \vee q)$?
Let $a = p \vee q$. Then you have $a \wedge ¬ a$.
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