hesterloli at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 19 09:42:58 EDT 2002
Well I know quite a lot about limits. Nothing about Maple. But the reason I
mentioned is that I hoped that my students would take an interest in the subject
and learn the concept. They were not interested but they needed the credit to
graduate. In my case I was not necessarily interested in learning Python. But
I did want to determine my version of Python in ASP. I suppose I was like my
students and ya'll were like the teacher. Yes basically I wanted it handed to
me on a platter. What I did with the platter may have surprised you. So just
becasue somebody wants something handed to them on a platter does not mean the
contribution has less value.
"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
news:3D107948.B3FEE4BB at engcorp.com...
> George Hester wrote:
> > Yes my take on it was that you said "I needed to crawl before I walk."
> > don't hold my inference against me.
> That's precisely what I said. Nothing derogatory about it, except
> in your own mind. We /all/ need to crawl before we walk, in all
> things, unless we're lucky. I was just reminding you of this
> fact of life.
> If I were attempting to learn limit calculus, and simultaneously
> apply it to a difficult problem while using Maple, and I knew
> nothing about Maple and little about limit calculus, you would
> be helping me if you said "crawl before you walk... just learn
> the basics of limit calculus before you try to figure out how
> to use Maple too". I hope I would not be so sensitive as to
> take that the wrong way.
> P.S.: I know little about limit calculus, and nothing about
> Maple, so please forgive the above example if it combines
> the two infeasibly.... :)
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