Xah's Edu Corner: The importance of syntax & notations.

Xah Lee xahlee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 07:32:07 CEST 2009

Personally, particular interesting info i've learned is that, for all
my trouble in the past decade expressing problems of traditional math
notation, i learned from his article this single-phrase summary:
“traditional math notation lacks a grammar”.

The article is somewhat disappointing though. I was expecting he'd go
into some details about the science of math notations, or, as he put
it aptly: “linguistics of math notations”. However, he didn't touch
the subject, except saying that it haven't been studied.


On Aug 15, 10:54 pm, Xah Lee <xah... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Xah's Edu Corner: The importance of syntax & notations.
> http://www.stephenwolfram.com/publications/recent/mathml/mathml_abstr...
> this article should teach the coding sophomorons and computer
> “science” idiotic authors who harbor the notion that syntax is not
> important, picked up by all the elite i-reddit & twittering &  hacker
> news am-hip dunces.
> Further readings:
> • The TeX Pestilence
>  http://xahlee.org/cmaci/notation/TeX_pestilence.html
> • A Notation for Plane Geometry
>  http://xahlee.org/cmaci/notation/plane_geometry_notation.html
> • The Concepts and Confusions of Prefix, Infix, Postfix and Fully
> Nested Notations
>  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/notations.html
> • The Problems of Traditional Math Notation
>  http://xahlee.org/cmaci/notation/trad_math_notation.html
>   Xah

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