what is easier to learn first?...

Cameron Laird claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Fri Mar 24 16:52:44 CET 2000


In article <oKXB4.2478$nI2.50944 at ptah.visi.com>,
Grant Edwards <nobody at nowhere.nohow> wrote:
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>I don't know how many painfully boring hours I spent many years
>ago in a numerical analysis class learning ways of finding
>Eigen values and Eigen vectors.  Something I never had to do
>before or since.  I can only presume that somebody who does
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Just as there are different languages for different
minds ...  My own reaction is that computational linear 
algebra is so beautiful that rendering it boring should
be a felony.  Personally, I see eigenvalues everywhere--
planting onions, coding HTML, changing flat tires.  I
understand that not everyone shares that perspective.

Given a bit more leisure, I'm sure I can tie this back
in to the Python-for-education threads.  Not this morn-
ing, though.
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Cameron Laird <claird at NeoSoft.com>
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