OT: excellent book on information theory

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Fri Jan 20 19:51:57 EST 2006

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:20:04 -0800, Anton Vredegoor wrote:

> The old trick of 'but there are some things
> that cannot be expressed in any other way than by using formulas'
> doesn't get one many optimization points in my world.

Alas, your world is not as precise and accurate as the world of
mathematics. It isn't always about optimization: if you want
*correctness*, then sometimes you can't optimize for ease of
comprehension. As they say: "Easy to understand, or correct: pick one."


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