Persi Diaconis on card shuffling...

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Persi Diaconis on card shuffling...

Postby David Prouty » March 24th, 2015, 12:33 pm



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Re: Persi Diaconis on card shuffling...

Postby Bill Mullins » March 24th, 2015, 12:47 pm

Thanks! I've seen his analysis that says 7 riffle shuffles is sufficient to randomize a 52 card deck. The statement that it takes 10,000 Hindu shuffles is new to me, and here is the model for that.

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Re: Persi Diaconis on card shuffling...

Postby Leo Garet » March 24th, 2015, 1:40 pm

Although very much a non-mathematician, I enjoyed this. However, trivia-buff that I am, I wonder where the Waddingtons cards came from. And who the card-spreader was.
Also, is Diaconis left-handed?

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Re: Persi Diaconis on card shuffling...

Postby Brad Jeffers » March 24th, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mr. Diaconis will be expounding further on this subject HERE.


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