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Single Letter Frequencies in English

Single Letter Frequencies in English

Every time that I read a paper that discusses the frequencies of single letters in English, I feel like I should sit down and calculate them for myself from a sample of English text. Today, I finally did. Here are the probabilities and negative log probabilities of the characters in English over the corpus of […]

Higher Order Programming

Updated: 2.17.09 Advocates of higher order programming languages, ranging from Lisp to Ruby, usually claim that programming in a higher order language is more efficient than programming in a language that is designed for easy translation into machine code, such as C. The case for higher order programming languages can be made on many points: […]