Walk along the trees of Madrid


In this book, the Markov chain algorithm simultaneously generates a poem and a walk along the trees of the neighbourhood Las Letras in the centre of Madrid. Despite the impression that there are few trees in the neighbourhood, the algorithm counts 460 of them.

The Markov chain was designed in 1906 by Andrey Markov, a Russian mathematician who died in 1992. This algorithm is at the basis of many computer programs that generate spam. It is used for systems that describe a series of events that are interdependent. What happens depends only on the previous step.

The book is thus built up step by step.

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