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May 30, 2008

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1 along with his colleagues developed a computational algorithm X and named it after 2.
Identify 1 and tell us what X is and why it was named after 2.

1. 2.

Hint: The image below should ring more “random” bells

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Answer:

Quoting varuns88

1.Stanislaw Ulam
2.the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco.
X.Monte Carlo methods.
Hint: Circuit de Monaco

Apparently,1’s uncle used to borrow money from 2 to gamble.Also,the algorithm uses randomness and repetition which is analogous to the gambling process at a casino.


27 Responses to “Biscuit?”

  1. Stanislaw Ulam, monte carlo method, the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble. The use of randomness and the repetitive nature of the process are analogous to the activities conducted at a casino.


  2. varuns88
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    1.Stanislaw Ulam
    2.the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco.
    X.Monte Carlo methods.
    Hint: Circuit de Monaco

    Apparently,1’s uncle used to borrow money from 2 to gamble.Also,the algorithm uses randomness and repetition which is analogous to the gambling process at a casino.


  3. Poornima

    1: Stanislaw Ulam
    X: Monte Carlo methods
    It is named after a famous casino at Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble

    And that’s Monaco circuit, favorite of all!


  4. I think you are referring to the “Monte Carlo Method”. These are a class of computer algorithms which depend on random sampling to compute their results.

    1) Stanislaw Ulam
    2) Casino in Monaco
    X) “Monte Carlo Method”

    Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble at this casino. The use of randomness and the repetitive nature of the process are analogous to the activities conducted at a casino.


  5. 1) stanislaw ulam
    X) monte carlo method

    2)monte carlo casino in monaco

    the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam\\\\\\\’s uncle would borrow money to gamble


  6. piezocake

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_method

    The name “Monte Carlo” was popularized by physics researchers Stanislaw Ulam, Enrico Fermi, John von Neumann, and Nicholas Metropolis, among others; the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble.

    — text under the GNU Free Documentation License.


  7. Atul Mathew
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    1-Stanislaw Ulam
    2-Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco

    Pic 3 is the Monte Carlo Street Circuit.

    Ulam’s uncle used to borrow money from the casino and hence the name of the algorithm.


  8. Anonymous

    MOnte Carlo algorithm, Stanislaw Ulam

    The funda, to copy pate from wikipedia is

    “The name “Monte Carlo” was popularized by physics researchers Stanislaw Ulam, Enrico Fermi, John von Neumann, and Nicholas Metropolis, among others; the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble.[3] The use of randomness and the repetitive nature of the process are analogous to the activities conducted at a casino.”


  9. Abid

    Stanislaw Ulam, Monte Carlo Algorithm

    The funda, to copy paste from wikipedia is –

    The name “Monte Carlo” was popularized by physics researchers Stanislaw Ulam, Enrico Fermi, John von Neumann, and Nicholas Metropolis, among others; the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble.[3] The use of randomness and the repetitive nature of the process are analogous to the activities conducted at a casino.


  10. ramu

    1)Stanislaw Ulam
    2)Monte carlo casino
    X=> Monte Carlo methods
    Ulam along with his colleagues developed the Monte carlo methods that is a statistical simulation method that utilises random nos. for simulation.
    X was named after 2 either because Ulam liked to gamble or because results of games of chance are random nos, like the inputs used by the algo.


  11. Rey de Vaqueiros

    Stanislaw Ulam, Monte Carlo Simulation.

    Ulam’s uncle used to gamble in casinos in MC and wait, let me consult my friend wiki … yeah back … randomness and repetitive nature of the algorithm is similar to “activities” conducted at a casino. I wonder what they are referring to…hmm?


  12. Goyal
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    Monte Carlo Simulations – Named after the Monaco Casinos Ulam’s uncle used to gamble.

    The F1 track at Monaco is pictured below.


  13. 1.Stanislaw Ulam
    2.Monte carlo casino
    3.Monaco race track

    The dude Stanislaw Ulam along with other famous dudes came up with the algo based on “random” samplings. This method was later called as Monte carlo method with reference to the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco.


  14. Rohan
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    monte carlo simulations


  15. BiGFooT

    Stanislow Ulam (1) named his stochaisitc computation model as Monte Carlo simulation , since the method resembled the activities of The Monaco casino(2) where Ulam`s uncle used to play)
    Hint Pic : The Monaco F1 Circuit
    Hint Question : Had it with my evening cuppa


  16. Dibyo
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    1: Stanislaw Ulam
    2: The Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco
    X: Monte Carlo Methods/Algorithms were named after 2 since Ulam’s uncle used to borrow money to gamble, and the algorithm itself uses randomness, which might be similar to gambling.


  17. Srivats

    My first time here:

    Thats Stanislaw Ulam, who along with Von Neumann, Fermi and others, popularised the MONTE CARLO methods.

    2 is the namesake casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble, which inspired the name.


  18. Prasad

    1 is Stanisław Marcin Ulam. 2 is the Monte Carlo Casino.
    Ulam et al invented the Monte Carlo algorithms for solving various kinds of computational problems by using random numbers.

    The clue is the Monaco F1 circuit. You shuold’ve posted this q last week dude.


  19. Prasad

    And, he named it Monte Carlo in honor of his uncle who was a regular at the Monte Carlo casino. Missed that part earlier.


  20. 1. Stanislaw Ulam
    X Monte Carlo methods
    2. Monte Carlo casino in Monaco


  21. manubhardwaj

    The Monte Carlo method was named for the casino there (randomness and repeatability etc.) The man is von Neumann?


  22. priyananda

    1. Stanislaw Ulam
    2. Monte Carlo, Monaco
    3. Monaco GP Circuit

    X = Monte Carlo method, a set of techniques for probabilistic computation. The probabilistic nature of the algorithms is similar to the “luck” factor in gambling.


  23. Uma

    1) Stanislaw Ulam
    2) and X is Monte Carlo

    and the name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam\’s uncle borrowed money to gamble. The use of randomness and the repetitive nature of the process are analogous to the activities conducted at a casino.( from Wiki)


  24. RajT

    Stainslaw Ulam, Ulam’s uncle gambling at a Monte Carlo casino, Monte Carlo method


  25. yaksha
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    MONACO- Multi-Objective Network Optimisation Based on an ACO


  26. teju
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    1. Stanislaw Ulam
    X. Monte Carlo Method
    2. Casino in Monaco

    The name is a reference to a famous casino in Monaco where Ulam’s uncle would borrow money to gamble.

    Hint – The Monaco F1 track popularly known as Monte Carlo


  27. svgreatest

    1-Stanislaw Ulam and X-Monte Carlo Algorithm/methods


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