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A post from one of the blogs I follow, which happens to combine my love of mathematics and programming. Check it out! 🙂

Math ∩ Programming

After a year of writing this blog, what have I learned about the nature of the relationship between computer programs and mathematics? Here are a few notes that sum up my thoughts, roughly in order of how strongly I agree with them. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

  1. Programming is absolutely great for exploring questions and automating tasks. Mathematics is absolutely great for distilling the soul of a problem.
  2. Programming is fueled by the excitement of what can be done. Mathematics is fueled by the excitement of how things relate, and why they relate.
  3. Good mathematics makes for short programs.
  4. Good mathematics can be sloppy. Good programs cannot.
  5. Useful algorithms can come from any branch of mathematics, so it is best to be familiar with them all (at least a little).
  6. Most programs written for the real world use no mathematics beyond the level of an average twelve-year-old, but

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Had to reblog this post! I love linear algebra and programming. I am very interested in learning more about REDUCE and REDLOG.

UCLA mathematicians devise an algorithm based on data from the Los Angeles Police Department for the Hollenbeck area east of downtown. Read the article here.

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This way, you can write, and preview, your post in LaTeX, then run LaTeX2WP, and post into WordPress whatever comes out.

Here is the post that was copied and pasted using the example.tex supplied by downloading the program:

Look at the document source to see how to strike out text, how to use different colors, and how to link to URLs with snapshot preview and how to link to URLs without snapshot preview.

There is a command which is ignored by pdflatex and which defines where to cut the post in the version displayed on the main page Read the rest of this entry »

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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems

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