Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
- Posts: 2,161

Byte me.

Just a bit of fun ... ?

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

thats got a nice ring to it, Ricky! But isn't computer science more than just lines of code?

Computer science is comprised of so many different things, you aren't going to find a name that describes them all. Algorithm analysis, theory of computation, AI, system design, sever client relationships, integrated networks, HCI, database programming, etc etc. That is of course, other than computer science.

I'll see if I can think of some alternate, more encompassing names though.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Computer science is comprised of so many different things, you aren't going to find a name that describes them all.

then maybe we should just call it Computer Science?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

But when I am programming a jigsaw game, the term "Computer Science" doesn't seem quite right ... "Coding" is what I am doing.

But ... algorithms/design does seem to be a bit outside the "coding" sphere ... is thinking how to approach a tricky problem "coding"?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Well if you feel programming a jigsaw does not qualify as "computer science" (which i guess i'd agree with) then we need to define what the forum will contain before we can come up with a suitible name. (since the original suggestion was in fact a computer science forum, which ricky approved)

I'm thinking the forum should involve computer science of any form, programming, program design, or development of any computer program of any kind. Also since this is a strictly math forum in every other place, it would be a suitable place for discussing solutions to non mathematical problems and puzzles. Like logic puzzles, rubiks cube, tower of hanoi, etc.

I'd still say Programming and Algorithm Development pretty much encompasses all those.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

But so far I like the feel of "Coding", and I think most people would know what it means. Example: Google's "Summer of Code" http://code.google.com/soc/2007/

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

Computer science is to coding as mathematics is to accounting. Coding involves computer science, but you aren't studying computer science when you code.

I believe the forum should include anything computer science related, pure or application. How about:

Turning Street (note the pun).

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

yeah but thats completely unintuitive.

I can't believe we still can't agree on something..

maybe we should poll the members?

*Last edited by mikau (2007-07-24 16:27:05)*

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

It took us a while to get "Euler Avenue", but that name really works, for one thing it self-selects its audience!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Binary Magic!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

Heading in the right direction, I think.

I knew a guy who called Infinite Loops "Dynamic Halts" ... and coding is a bit like "Mathematics in Action" isn't it?

So what coding/algorithm/etc terms would look good in the name?

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Silicon Highway?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

how about..

Al-Khwarizmi's Lair!

or

Computer Science and Algorithms and Coding, Oh My!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

How about just "Code Zone", and we can mention algorithms in the description.

Offline

**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
- Posts: 3,588

Can you some day down the road figure out how to have

another website or another way to view all of the current postings

in one category for lazy people like me?

I like categories, I just don't like clicking buttons.

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

MathsIsFun wrote:

How about just "Code Zone", and we can mention algorithms in the description.

code zone sounds good to me! I vote yes.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

"Code Zone" anyone else?

(John: maybe a modification of the "Recent Posts" link ... ?)

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

I personally like Silicon Highway, but Code Zone is good too. Either one really.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

Or maybe "Graphene Highway": http://www.physorg.com/news104473084.html

Coder's Corner was also good I thought

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Frankly I'd rather get the forum started than keep debating names, but i also like Silicon Highway better than Code Zone.

But if you prefer Code Zone, Mathsisfun, thats fine as well.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

Hmm, I actually like my suggestion, Coder's Corner, better than either of the two. Coder's Corner gets my vote.

Offline

**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
- Posts: 1,504

Aye, lets go with Coders corner.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,684

Offline

**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
- Posts: 2,161

On the topic of moving/deleting forums, it's most likely just me, but I feel the 'Jokes' forum doesn't fit in with the other forums. It's not like we have a 'Poems' forum and a 'Stories' forum. Why Jokes?

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

Because no one is interested in poems or stories. Just jokes. Stories can go into This Is Cool! or Jokes. Poems can either go into Jokes or This Is Cool! as well. But jokes don't really belong in This is Cool!.

Offline