[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: LSC and the VMS
On 22 Jan 00, at 10:27, Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> Moreover, I suspect that any nonsense text that is generated `by hand'
> (i.e. without the help of dice or other mechanical devices) will
> show long-range variations in letter frequencies at least as
> strong as those seen in meaningful texts.
Your suspicion is correct. I remember reading a paper where they
showed a human-written sequence of random numbers which had
long range correlations.
I can post the reference on Monday if anybody is interested.
I also remember that the power spectrum of the equal-symbol
sequence of the number Pi in the decimal expansion (coded as in
the 1st example I gave on DNA) is flat for a very large number of
digits (I will post this too, but I got the reference at work).