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## What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

*Ed Finn*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- September 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780262035927
- eISBN:
- 9780262338837
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.001.0001
- Subject:
- Computer Science, Programming

This book explores the cultural figure of the algorithm as it operates through contemporary digital culture. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ... More

## Linear Programming

*S. N. Afriat*

### in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

- Published in print:
- 1987
- Published Online:
- November 2003
- ISBN:
- 9780198284611
- eISBN:
- 9780191595844
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0198284616.003.0026
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the third of five chapters on optimal programming (the typical mathematics of economics) and related issues as related to choice making. It discusses linear programming, which might appear to ... More

## An Overview of the RELIEF Algorithm and Advancements

*Alexandre Todorov*

### in Statistical Approaches to Gene X Environment Interactions for Complex Phenotypes

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- May 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780262034685
- eISBN:
- 9780262335522
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034685.003.0006
- Subject:
- Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The aim of the RELIEF algorithm is to filter out features (e.g., genes, environmental factors) that are relevant to a trait of interest, starting from a set of that may include thousands of ... More

## What Is an Algorithm?

*Ed Finn*

### in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- September 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780262035927
- eISBN:
- 9780262338837
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0002
- Subject:
- Computer Science, Programming

This chapter defines the algorithm as a critical concept across four intellectual strands, beginning with its foundations in computer science and the notion of “effective computability.” The second ... More

## Re:Enlightenment (Algorithmically Enhanced Systems)

*Clifford Siskin*

### in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- May 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780262035316
- eISBN:
- 9780262336345
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0009
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To bring the story of system forward to the present, this Coda recounts the author’s involvement in an attempt to reshape knowledge called the Whole Enchilada group. Its work highlighted the ongoing ... More

## Constructing Trees

*Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, and Ping Zhang*

### in The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691175638
- eISBN:
- 9781400852000
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691175638.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter considers a class of graphs called trees and their construction. Trees are connected graphs containing no cycles. When dealing with trees, a vertex of degree 1 is called a leaf rather ... More

## Historical Cryptosystems

*Keith M. Martin*

### in Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- July 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198788003
- eISBN:
- 9780191829956
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198788003.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter presents several historical cryptosystems. These are all relatively simple, and none are fit for modern use. These cryptosystems serve to illustrate the basic model of a cryptosystem, as ... More

## Introduction

*A.C.C. Coolen, A. Annibale, and E.S. Roberts*

### in Generating Random Networks and Graphs

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198709893
- eISBN:
- 9780191780172
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198709893.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This introductory chapter sets the scene for the material which follows by briefly introducing the study of networks and describing their wide scope of application. It discusses the role of ... More

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