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WSJ on Monte Carlo

Ears always tingle in the decision analytics community when a mainstream publication talks about the things we do, and last Friday, the stimulus was provided by this article in the Wall Street Journal on Monte Carlo. Usually I reluctantly read these pieces fully expecting to cringe at the reinforcement of misconceptions and/or zombie fallacies, but in this instance I have to admit I was positively surprised.

What is Hybrid Discrete Tree Simulation and When Should You Use It?

How do you tackle a model with 318 paths? Well, whatever you do, you better not do it 318 times! Even if you were able to calculate a billion paths a second, it would still take 30,000 years or so.

The model we recently shared as part of the March Madness promotion was solved using Hybrid Discrete Tree Simulation, one of DPL's decision tree evaluation methods.

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