Daily Archives: December 23, 2004

The drinking of poison

While the bhAgavataM is considered a vaiShNava text, it contains an highly magnified stotra to rudra. The stotra contains yet another example of the classical macrantropic motif that is so pervasive in Hindu thought since the puruSha sUktaM and the … Continue reading

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Zipf’s law

Some recent discussions on scripts and languages reminded me of Zipf’s law. It is a version of the power law that states that the probability of encountering the nth most frequent word in a language is: p(n)=n^(-s) (where s is … Continue reading

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