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.

Reading List

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 Mechanics Archive.