Spreadsheet-style dependency tracking

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 08:41:45 CEST 2010


On Oct 19, 8:59 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message
> <eeb52362-1308-4c3f-85a2-7493f796a... at g18g2000yqk.googlegroups.com>, Carl
>
> Banks wrote:
> > On Oct 18, 4:15 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-central.gen.new_zealand>
> > wrote:
>
> >> In message
> >> <42d82f8a-4ee6-44a7-914d-86dfc21f1... at a36g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>,
> >> Fuzzyman wrote:
>
> >>> Allowing calculations to complete even in the presence of cycles can be
> >>> very useful.
>
> >> But then the answer is no longer completely deterministic.
>
> > Yes it is ...
>
> No, because it will change depending on the iteration number. And if the
> computation doesn’t converge, this is a recipe for oscillations, including
> chaotic ones.

Go look up deterministic in Wikipedia.


Carl Banks



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