Computational Mechanics Lectures
I gave two, on 18 and 19 June 1998, to students from the complex systems
summer school. The first was mostly about causal states, and proving
various optimality results about them, and I was quite proud of it. The second
was about estimating causal states from actual data, and wasn't nearly so good.
I may get around to texing up my notes for the second lecture, but for now
what's on-line is the first lecture and the reading list.
Lecture I: Mostly Leading Up to Causal States
Available as the source (in revtex) with three EPS
figures (EpsilonPartition.eps (22k), EpsilonAndBadEtaPartition.eps (27k)
and RefinedPartition.eps (33k)), or as a
single post-script file (239k). PDF will come as
soon as I figure out how to make it like my figures.
Essential reading, what to give people who have no idea what you're talking
about, useful outside references, etc.
This stuff is also in the Computational