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You are not logged in. #51 20121024 09:36:27
Re: CodingI do not anymore. But lisp is the forerunner of all the CAS. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #52 20121024 09:43:16
Re: CodingAnd what is it that Lisp has to be the base of all CAS? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #53 20121024 09:45:03
Re: CodingBecause it was the first language that was written for AI. A CAS can be thought of as an expert system ( one of AI's triumphs ). In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #54 20121024 09:49:33
Re: CodingAnd you are saying that a mathematical package is all any programmer would ever need? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #55 20121024 09:54:10
Re: CodingA brilliant guy I knew wrote an article entitled "Commonsense, Brute Force and the Computer," that answered questions like that. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #56 20121024 10:28:41
Re: CodingAnd what is his answer to the question above? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #57 20121024 10:31:45
Re: CodingI am not sure, the article never got published and he went mad. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #58 20121024 10:52:37
Re: CodingIt's a good thing Lisp doesn't use a lot parenthesis. Programs would get messy otherwise... The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #59 20121024 10:57:04
Re: CodingHohohoohohohoohohoooho! That is a good one. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #60 20121024 19:18:35
Re: CodingIt was mostly sarcastic. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #61 20121024 19:19:47
Re: CodingYes, I know. But since I am not the inventor of Lisp... In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #62 20121024 19:59:17
Re: CodingCan Lisp do everything C++ can? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #63 20121024 20:13:00
Re: CodingGenerally, what one language can do so can the others, one way or another. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #64 20121024 23:12:19
Re: CodingLISP = Lots of Infuriating and Silly Parenthesis 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #65 20121024 23:15:02
Re: CodingAnd "he went mad" 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #66 20121024 23:17:43
Re: CodingHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #67 20121024 23:22:30
Re: CodingDo you mean yourself? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #68 20121024 23:28:44
Re: CodingHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #69 20121024 23:34:21
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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #70 20121024 23:38:52
Re: CodingHi;
Do not be, I was not seriously upset about it back then. I enjoyed writing it and that was good enough. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #71 20121024 23:43:39
Re: CodingBurned? If you were not upset, then why burn? Other works, Did you burn them too? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #72 20121024 23:46:43
Re: CodingThey were burned in a fire that was not my doing. I remember watching as the building I lived in burned down and feeling almost relieved. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #73 20121024 23:55:12
Re: CodingWhy "Relieved"? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #74 20121025 00:01:03
Re: CodingThat is difficult to explain.
Einstein was surely very influenced by Henry David Thorough and he was influenced by Hindu philosophy. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #75 20121025 00:07:11
Re: CodingHmmm.... 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda 