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Why Build Colossus? (Bill Tutte) - Computerphile

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Published on Sep 14, 2018

Cracking the code was only half the battle. To keep the upper hand, when using Bill Tutte's statistical methods, the detailed counting had to be automated - enter Colossus! Professor Brailsford takes up the story.

The professor's notes:
http://www.eprg.org/computerphile/lor...

Bletchley Park Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Professor Brailsford used the book "Colossus" by B. Jack Copeland and others (Oxford University Press, 2006). Also recommended are chapters 18 and 19 from : "The Bletchley Park Codebreakers" by R. Erskine and M. Smith (eds.) Biteback Publishing 2011

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This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com

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