1. Awesome article, in all of content, intersectionality, and presentaion. Have a possible slight correction though that made me stop and double-check:

The sum Z = \sum_{s’ \in S} e^{-E(s)/kT} initially seems daunting.

Shouldn’t this be:

The sum Z = \sum_{s’ \in S} e^{-E(s’)/kT} initially seems daunting.

Still processing the rest :p

• mflynn

Yes! Thanks.

2. Brent Yorgey

Hey, this is really cool. I think I remember you trying to explain some of this to me a couple years ago, though I’m not sure I really got it at the time (it makes a lot of sense now, though).

Also, nice pictures! 😉

• mflynn

Thanks! Glad you thought it was cool. Diagrams is very useful!