Diaconis, Persi
Overview
Works:  231 works in 425 publications in 3 languages and 2,123 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference proceedings History 
Roles:  Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Editor 
Classifications:  QA273.A4, 519.542 
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Most widely held works about
Persi Diaconis
 Martin Gardner papers by Martin Gardner Martin Gardner( )
 Stanford University, Computer Science Department, Stanford Computer Forum Distinguished Lecture Series, video recordings by Stanford UniversityStanford University( )
Most widely held works by
Persi Diaconis
Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks
by
Persi Diaconis(
Book
)
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, funtoperform card tricksand the profound mathematical ideas behind themthat will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, stepbystep instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principlea fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffledis found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the storiesand reveals the best tricksof the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic streetgambling scam of threecard monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trickand much more"
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, funtoperform card tricksand the profound mathematical ideas behind themthat will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, stepbystep instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principlea fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffledis found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the storiesand reveals the best tricksof the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic streetgambling scam of threecard monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trickand much more"
Ecole d'été de probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 198587
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Persi Diaconis(
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15 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains detailed, workedout notes of six main courses given at the SaintFlour Summer Schools from 1985 to 1987
15 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains detailed, workedout notes of six main courses given at the SaintFlour Summer Schools from 1985 to 1987
Group representations in probability and statistics
by
Persi Diaconis(
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)
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
Stein's method : expository lectures and applications
by
Persi Diaconis(
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9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
École d'Été de Probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 198587
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete probability and algorithms
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D. J Aldous(
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2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete probability theory and the theory of algorithms have become close partners over the last ten years, though the roots of this partnership go back much longer. The papers in this volume address the latest developments in this active field. They are from the IMA Workshops "Probability and Algorithms" and "The Finite Markov Chain Renaissance." They represent the current thinking of many of the world's leading experts in the field. Researchers and graduate students in probability, computer science, combinatorics, and optimization theory will all be interested in this collection of articles. The techniques developed and surveyed in this volume are still undergoing rapid development, and many of the articles of the collection offer an expositionally pleasant entree into a research area of growing importance
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete probability theory and the theory of algorithms have become close partners over the last ten years, though the roots of this partnership go back much longer. The papers in this volume address the latest developments in this active field. They are from the IMA Workshops "Probability and Algorithms" and "The Finite Markov Chain Renaissance." They represent the current thinking of many of the world's leading experts in the field. Researchers and graduate students in probability, computer science, combinatorics, and optimization theory will all be interested in this collection of articles. The techniques developed and surveyed in this volume are still undergoing rapid development, and many of the articles of the collection offer an expositionally pleasant entree into a research area of growing importance
Probabilistic combinatorics and its applications
by
Béla Bollobás(
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecole d'été de probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 19851987
by Ecole d'été de probabilités de SaintFlour(
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2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revelations
by
Dai Vernon(
Book
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpreting probability controversies and developments in the early twentieth century
by
David Howie(
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1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book investigates how Bayesianism as one theory of probability was discredited during the 1920s and 1930s by two British scientists and shows how the choice of a certain interpretation of probability depends on the experiences of the individuals involved
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book investigates how Bayesianism as one theory of probability was discredited during the 1920s and 1930s by two British scientists and shows how the choice of a certain interpretation of probability depends on the experiences of the individuals involved
The analysis of sequential experiments with feedback to subjects
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Persi Diaconis(
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4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A problem arising in taste testing, medical, and parapsychology experiments can be modeled as follows. A deck of n cards contains c(i) cards labeled i, 1 <or = i <or = r. A subject guesses at the cards sequentially. After each guess the subject is told the card just guessed (or at least if the guess was correct or not). We determine the optimal and worst case strategies for subjects and the distribution of the number of correct guesses under these strategies. We show how to use skill scoring to evaluate such experiments in a way which (asymptotically) does not depend on the subject's strategy
4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A problem arising in taste testing, medical, and parapsychology experiments can be modeled as follows. A deck of n cards contains c(i) cards labeled i, 1 <or = i <or = r. A subject guesses at the cards sequentially. After each guess the subject is told the card just guessed (or at least if the guess was correct or not). We determine the optimal and worst case strategies for subjects and the distribution of the number of correct guesses under these strategies. We show how to use skill scoring to evaluate such experiments in a way which (asymptotically) does not depend on the subject's strategy
The structure of values and norms
by
Sven Ove Hansson(
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2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal representations of values and norms are employed in several academic disciplines and specialties, such as economics, jurisprudence, decision theory, and social choice theory. Sven Ove Hansson closely examines such foundational issues as the values of wholes and the values of their parts, the connections between values and norms, how values can be decisionguiding and the structure of normative codes with formal precision. Models of change in both preferences and norms are offered, as well as a new method to base the logic of norms on that of preferences. Hansson has developed a unified formal representation of values and norms that reflects both their static and their dynamic properties. This formalized treatment, carried out in terms of both informal value theory and precise logical detail, will contribute to the clarification of certain issues in the basic philosophical theory of values and norms
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal representations of values and norms are employed in several academic disciplines and specialties, such as economics, jurisprudence, decision theory, and social choice theory. Sven Ove Hansson closely examines such foundational issues as the values of wholes and the values of their parts, the connections between values and norms, how values can be decisionguiding and the structure of normative codes with formal precision. Models of change in both preferences and norms are offered, as well as a new method to base the logic of norms on that of preferences. Hansson has developed a unified formal representation of values and norms that reflects both their static and their dynamic properties. This formalized treatment, carried out in terms of both informal value theory and precise logical detail, will contribute to the clarification of certain issues in the basic philosophical theory of values and norms
Updating subjective probability
by
Persi Diaconis(
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6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebraic algorithms for sampling from conditional distributions
by
Bernd Sturmfels(
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2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We construct Markov chain algorithms for sampling from discrete exponential families conditional on a sufficient statistic. Examples include generating tables with fixed row and column sums and higher dimensional analogs. The algorithms involve finding bases for associated polynomial ideals and so an excursion into computational algebraic geometry."
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We construct Markov chain algorithms for sampling from discrete exponential families conditional on a sufficient statistic. Examples include generating tables with fixed row and column sums and higher dimensional analogs. The algorithms involve finding bases for associated polynomial ideals and so an excursion into computational algebraic geometry."
On the distribution of the greatest common divisor
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Stanford University(
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4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The limiting joint distribution of the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor is determined. The lead term is given for the moments of both marginal distributions. The results are applied to the problem of reconstructing the sample size from a percentage classification. (Author)
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The limiting joint distribution of the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor is determined. The lead term is given for the moments of both marginal distributions. The results are applied to the problem of reconstructing the sample size from a percentage classification. (Author)
Projection Pursuit Regression: Some Mathematics
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Stanford University(
Book
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3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We present some mathematical analysis for a class of curve fitting algorithms labeled 'projection pursuit' algorithms. These algorithms approximate a general function of p variables by a sum of nonlinear functions of linear combinations. The approximation is computationally feasible and performs well in examples of nonparametric regression with noisy data, high dimensional density estimation, and multidimensional spline approximation. This note treats the algorithms from the point of view of approximation theory. It is easy to show that approximation is always possible
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We present some mathematical analysis for a class of curve fitting algorithms labeled 'projection pursuit' algorithms. These algorithms approximate a general function of p variables by a sum of nonlinear functions of linear combinations. The approximation is computationally feasible and performs well in examples of nonparametric regression with noisy data, high dimensional density estimation, and multidimensional spline approximation. This note treats the algorithms from the point of view of approximation theory. It is easy to show that approximation is always possible
Ecole d'été de probabilités de Saint_Flour 25.27., 198587
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1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A note on nonlinear functions of linear combinations
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Stanford University(
)
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walks on generating sets of groups
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Stanford University(
)
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Testing for independence in a twoway table: new interpretations of the chisquare statistic
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Persi Diaconis(
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4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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