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Humanist Archives: Sept. 24, 2019, 4:47 a.m. Humanist 33.270 - randomising?

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 270.
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        Date: 2019-09-24 03:32:55+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: randomising

I would be very grateful for examples of computing work in the
humanities or human sciences that makes use of the machine's 
potential for randomisation, for generating results with a significant 
degree of unpredictability -- 'chaotic' results, if you will. This 
potential was designed in from the beginning, insofar as conditional 
branching and overwriting of instructions cannot be foreseen because 
they may depend on the results of previous calculations, or esp on 
inputs from the world.

Many thanks for a any suggestions.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)

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