On 17 Nov 2009, at 19:55, Gregory Brown wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale / gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> When I was a young lad, it used to be that young programmers took a
>> semester long course on numerical analysis, which started with, and
>> continuously came back to dealing with the properties of floating
>> point numbers.
>> 
>> I guess that doesn't happen much anymore.
> 
> I took numerical analysis, but ironically, only after dropping my CS
> major and going for a math major.
> Also, I'll content that abstract algebra was about the best course
> I've taken for helping the way I think about programming.
> 
> Too bad the CS students are all too busy trying to get their Java/C++
> projects to compile :)

Never hire a computer scientist if you can get a maths, physics or philosophy grad instead ;)

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
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