I have worked as a math professor, programmer, consultant, manager, and statistician. I enjoy combining these skills and experiences to solve problems and see the solutions carried out.
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One of my favorite books when I was growing up was the Mathematics volume in the LIFE Science Library. I didn’t own the book, but my uncle did, and I’d browse through the book whenever I visited him. I was too young at the time to understand much of what I was reading. One of […]
I recently ran across PSReadLine, a project that makes the PowerShell console act more like a bash shell. I’ve just started using it, but it seems promising. I’m switching between Linux and Windows frequently these days and it’s nice to have a little more in common between the two. I’d rather write a PowerShell script […]
How many ways can you make change for a dollar? This post points to two approaches to the problem, one computational and one analytic. SICP gives a Scheme program to solve the problem: (define (count-change amount) (cc amount 5)) (define (cc amount kinds-of-coins) (cond ((= amount 0) 1) ((or (
Learn basic medical vocabulary a little at a time by following my new account @MedVocab on Twitter. See the full list of my daily tip Twitter accounts here. The icon for the site is taken from one of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.
Jigsaw puzzles that say they have 1,000 pieces have approximately 1,000 pieces, but probably not exactly 1,000. Jigsaw puzzle pieces are typically arranged in a grid, so the number of pieces along a side has to be a divisor of the total number of pieces. This means there aren’t very many ways to make a […]
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