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Monte Carlo Method

"Monte Carlo Method" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

In statistics, a technique for numerically approximating the solution of a mathematical problem by studying the distribution of some random variable, often generated by a computer. The name alludes to the randomness characteristic of the games of chance played at the gambling casinos in Monte Carlo. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Monte Carlo Method" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Monte Carlo Method" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 770 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 60 publications in 2013
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