FOM: Question on Text

Vladik Kreinovich vladik at
Tue Sep 11 13:15:30 EDT 2001

He is of definitely of interest even after 1933 Kolmogorov book:

The Kolmogorov-Martin-Lof 1970s notion of a random sequence, although 
originally formulated differently (as a sequence that passes all computable 
randomeness tests) can be viewed as a version of von Mises's definition 
(speicially, as a seuqnece for which the frequencies are in accordance with the 
probabilities both for the original sequence and for the results of applying 
computable measure-presevring automorphisms to it). 

See, e.g., Li and Vitanyi's book on Kolmogorov complexity for technical 


> From: Steve Stevenson <steve at>
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> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:35:16 -0400 (EDT)
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> Morning.
> Despite what's going on in the US at this instant, I have a question
> about the standing of this text:
> @Book{mises81:_probab_statis_truth,
>   author =	 {Richard {von Mises}},
>   title = 	 {Probability, Statistics, and Truth},
>   publisher = 	 {Dover Publications},
>   year = 	 1981,
>   note =	 {Original: copyright 1957 by George Allen \& Unwin
>                   Ltd. ISBN 0-486-24214-5. QA273/V613 1981}
> }
> Von Mises was surely important up until Kolmogorov's work, or so says
> the St. Andrews' bibliography on him. Local philosophers say he is not
> particularly important to the philosophy of science.
> Comments?
> steve

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