User talk:Boris Tsirelson

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thanks! MarcoRiccardi 19:02, 14 January 2012 (CET)

Hi Boris, I have seen you editing Limit theorems. Since I have developed some software to automatically remap the references and to find the MR and Zbl links: Should I give it a try for this page and you check correctness?

It definitely saves time. If you agree: I usually combine the references if there are several ones (and also try to integrate comments into the text or make it another paragraph). Should I do the same in this case? --Ulf Rehmann 18:34, 6 March 2012 (CET)

I never object to any improvement of any article. And, in terms of Wikipedia, I am never the owner of an article (unless we introduce such notion); authorship on a wiki is collective (unless the contrary is explicitly stated). Yes, I know you have, and use, such a software. Very nice. I just added MSC to "Limit theorems" (as well as to many other articles). Hopefully my edits do not hinder your program. Please do. --Boris Tsirelson 19:30, 6 March 2012 (CET)
Thanks, I know your ideas concerning wiki, but since this software is just in test state, I'd like to get your cooperation. So one item was not found at all, two other were doubled (as there is part one and two, an additional info which may be helpful to readers). In case you find an instance by hand in MR/Zbl which wasn't found by my program please let me know. Sometimes this happens because a title or something else was misspelled.
Yes, I see. Well, I know Paulauskas personally; he was misspelled. But I wonder, why MR states 1989 but ZBL states 1987 for that book. --Boris Tsirelson 20:54, 6 March 2012 (CET)
It could be an error, or there was a reprint. --Ulf Rehmann 22:41, 6 March 2012 (CET)
About the doubled MR, I am afraid, it is more puzzling than helpful; if indeed the other volume is helpful, it should be included into the bibliography (not necessarily as a separate item). In fact, I did so in "Measure space#F". --Boris Tsirelson 20:59, 6 March 2012 (CET)
This probably depends on the situation. Sometimes errata are detected that way. --Ulf Rehmann 22:41, 6 March 2012 (CET)
I also wonder why the book by Petrov appears twice on ZBL, as "Akademie-Verlag" and as "Springer". --Boris Tsirelson 21:04, 6 March 2012 (CET)
At that time Germany had been (strictly!) divided, and one company did sell in the east, the other in the west. Look at the review: Springer sells for 92 'DM', while Akademie sells for 92 'M' (two different currencies). Zentralblatt was used in both parts, hence they advertised both editions.
But it happens very often that different editions or reprints are mentioned. The worst thing is quoting Bourbaki, where much more reprints and translations exist and are in use than can be documented in either MR or Zbl. --Ulf Rehmann 22:41, 6 March 2012 (CET)
And about "Yu.V. [Yu.V. Prokhorov] Prohorov" I'd prefer "Yu.V. Prokhorov [Prohorov]" or just "Yu.V. Prokhorov". --Boris Tsirelson 21:07, 6 March 2012 (CET)
There are different name transcription conventions for various languages (depending on both the 'from' and the 'to' language). The purpose here is just to uniquely identify the publication. It could be that the author is addressed that way in the document (book). --Ulf Rehmann 22:41, 6 March 2012 (CET)


Thanks for correcting my silly mistakes in the Absolutely convergent series page! It was a first test to see how things function here :-). I work in partial differential equations and a lot of my research is in Geometric measure theory. I am wondering whether you would like to join forces in reviewing some of the pages in measure theory. Camillo 11:32, 21 July 2012 (CEST)

Sure. Measure theory was for now the topic of my contributions here. Not geometric one, though.
By the way, we could mention on the "Absolutely convergent series" page that these series may be also thought of as a special case of Lebesgue integration, — for the case of a counting measure (consisting of atoms of mass 1 each). --Boris Tsirelson 13:07, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
Good suggestions. Let me know if you want me to do it or you will.
Well, let me try. --Boris Tsirelson 19:31, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
I did; please look. --Boris Tsirelson 20:49, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
Today I modified Convergence of measures and Radon measure and created Riesz representation theorem. They are rather small entries, so I did not feel the urge of structuring them as nicely as you did with the pages you contributed to. I can however easily switch them to a more structured style as the one you are using, if you think it improves them substantially.
As far as I know, Ulf does not want to impose any uniform style on all authors. --Boris Tsirelson 19:31, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
I can only concur with such a decision. But for now we two seem to be the only ones making changes to the measure theoretic entries and it takes a little effort to make them more uniform. Since you're a much better mathematician than I am and you have much more wiki experience than I do, I leave it to your judgement. Ubi maior, minor cessat. Camillo 19:48, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
We all are just volunteers here. --Boris Tsirelson 20:53, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
I plan to work 3-4 hours per week on the Encyclopedia (I must set un upper limit: this stuff is addictive and hence dangerous for people like me :-)). Camillo 17:41, 21 July 2012 (CEST)

Hello Boris. I have written the page Atom: for the part on measure algebra I just refer the reader to Measure algebra, but maybe you prefer to add something more. Also, I have redirected the pages Non-atomic measure and Atomic distribution to Atom and created a page Jordan decomposition (of a measure). But these are just proposals: I am not sure such solution is the optimal one... Camillo (talk) 12:51, 17 September 2012 (CEST)

Hello, Boris. I see you have made a note to yourself that "Cullinane diamond theorem" needs attention. I agree. In particular, I did not know how to make the images display well when I first posted the article (and still don't know). --M759 (talk) 23:28, 8 June 2013 (CEST)

Let us continue on the talk page there. Boris Tsirelson (talk) 11:54, 2 July 2013 (CEST)

Franklin system

Thanks for your reaction/correction! I am new at EOM, I just discovered yesterday that it is also a Wiki! I have seen that some help is needed about TeX conversion. I may do some, but this seems a bit delicate: it seems hard not to make a few mistakes when converting. I have to get informed first. Bdmy (talk) 14:13, 22 May 2013 (CEST)

Nice. You could also look at Talk:EoM:This project#Our major contributions (if you did not yet). --Boris Tsirelson (talk) 14:41, 22 May 2013 (CEST)

Usage Statistics

Hi Boris, it seems our usage is getting pretty strong recently, do you have any clues for that? --Ulf Rehmann (talk) 18:42, 7 March 2017 (CET)

Wow... Mysterious. No clue. Could it be that out server did not count them correctly from Sep 2015 till Oct 2016 (roughly)? Some problematic version of Mediawiki in that period? Anyway, I am glad to see the old good 50 points a month again. Boris Tsirelson (talk) 21:31, 7 March 2017 (CET)
Well, the following table of recent total views/visits was communicated to me by Springer:
Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17 Total
Page Views: 69,006 73,389 75,615 73,593 59,162 70,174 91,338 107,340 114,109 109,304 124,288 129,104 1,096,422
Visits: 44,178 47,068 50,640 49,291 39,201 46,380 63,299 75,441 79,054 69,864 78,680 95,981 739,077
Any comments? --Ulf Rehmann (talk) 12:46, 9 March 2017 (CET)
Let me add that the data have been obtained by the maintainers of the server, as well as by Google Analytics. --Ulf Rehmann (talk) 13:06, 10 March 2017 (CET)
This table looks good. But my data are taken from Special:PopularPages. Could it be that this page did not work properly? But not only this special page is suspicious, but also counts in the footers of articles, according to the first paragraph in User:Boris Tsirelson#Notes to myself. Boris Tsirelson (talk) 20:08, 9 March 2017 (CET)
Interesting. I'll have a look on that (as my time permits). --Ulf Rehmann (talk) 13:06, 10 March 2017 (CET)

Regretfully, after the upgrade we do not have "Special:PopularPages", and so, I cannot continue this kind of statistics. Boris Tsirelson (talk) 18:09, 5 May 2017 (CEST)


The Internet lost not only a capable mathematician, but also a person of excellent moral character. My condolences to Boris’s comrades and colleagues. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:15, 1 April 2020 (CEST)

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