During the 6th semester of my BSc studies I have chosen to attend a seminar on Theoretical Computer Science. My task was to present the topic “polynomial-time approximation schemes” to the others. In this article I am sharing the work. […]
Learning piano pieces can take some time. For some piano players a difficult aspect of it is reading the notes. If one gets used to memorizing them, or (even worse) always writes the corresponding letter above them (e.g. “c” or […]
“That’s me!” is what world’s leading professional player Lee Sedol from South Korea would have proudly replied to someone asking “Who is the best player at the Chinese game of Go?” – until he was beaten in a five-game match […]
In the field of linear algebra there are variety of different matrix types. Each has its own definition and relevance. I had trouble finding a good overview online and thought I’d compile a list myself: This article lists a selection […]
In June 2017, Vaswani et al. published the paper “Attention Is All You Need” describing the “Transformer” architecture, which is a purely attention based sequence to sequence model. It can be applied to many tasks, such as language translation and text […]
The TensorFlow library’s layers API contains a function for batch normalization: tf.layers.batch_normalization. It is supposedly as easy to use as all the other tf.layers functions, however, it has some pitfalls. This post explains how to use tf.layers.batch_normalization correctly. It does […]
From November, 13th 2017 to June, 9th 2018, a friend and I were working our way through the 1285 pages of “Haskell Programming – from first principles” by Christopher Allen and Julie Moronuki. That’s more than six pages per day! While reading […]
Our “Smart Poker Table” detects the players’ cards as well as the community cards. It computes the winning probabilities for each player, according to the rules of Texas Hold’em, and renders them onto a screen.
In this article we define and publish the exact pre-flop probabilities for each possible combination of two hands in Textas Hold’em poker. An online tool at tools.timodenk.com/poker-odds-pre-flop makes the data visually accessible.
Let the Haskell function slice be defined as slice :: Int -> Int -> [a] -> [a] slice from len xs = take len (drop from xs) It takes to integral values, marking the beginning and the length of a sub-list, […]