Friday, July 26, 2013

An introduction to probability theory with Elvis Costello

Last week I released a paper entitled "The Generalized $S^3$-problem. A probabilistic view on Elvis Costello's Spectacular Spinning Songbook". You can find the pdf here.
The paper is bit of a parody on statistical papers, so it shouldn't be taken too seriously. But at the same time it gives a very gentle introduction in some concepts of probability theory (Laplace, independence, the birthday paradox, ...).