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JACK KEROUAC (March  12, 1922 - October 21, 1969)

« He [Kerouac] was an athletic prose writer and he was tremendously honest. He gave himself to his art and I think he was one of the great prose writers in America. Perhaps in America, itself, the single greatest in the twentieth century. His breakthrough to a realization of spontaneous mind and the enormous inventive perceptive capacity of raw mind—“first thought is best thought-is something so noble that only a few great Buddhist poets have achieved that.» - Allen Ginsberg (x)
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Bayesian Prediction for The Winds of Winter (ArXiv, PDF)

Abstract. Predictions are made for the number of chapters told from the point of view of each character in the next two novels in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series by fitting a random effects model to a matrix of point-of-view chapters in the earlier novels using Bayesian methods.
SPOILER WARNING: readers who have not read all five existing novels in the series should not read further, as major plot points will be spoiled, starting with Table 1.

Via The Physics arXiv Blog

scienceisbeauty:

Bayesian Prediction for The Winds of Winter (ArXiv, PDF)

Abstract. Predictions are made for the number of chapters told from the point of view of each character in the next two novels in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series by fitting a random effects model to a matrix of point-of-view chapters in the earlier novels using Bayesian methods.

SPOILER WARNING: readers who have not read all five existing novels in the series should not read further, as major plot points will be spoiled, starting with Table 1.

Via The Physics arXiv Blog