Stochastische Texte

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At this stage we shall report on a program which the author recently executed on the electronic mainframe ZUSE Z 22 at the T.H. Stuttgart computer center. The machine was used to generate stochastic texts i.e. sentences where the words are determined randomly. The Z 22 is especially suited to applications in extra-mathematical areas. It is particularly suited to programs with a very logical structure i.e. for programs containing many logical decisions. The machine's ability to be able to print the results immediately, on demand, on a teleprinter is ideal for scientific problems.

(Source: Theo Lutz, "Stochastische Texte", in: augenblick 4 (1959), H. 1, S. 3-9)

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