Working with the set of real numbers (was: Finding size of Variable)
Steven D'Aprano
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Mar 6 04:06:40 CET 2014
On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:31:51 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <53176225$0$29987$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>
>> Physics is the fundamental science, at least according to the
>> physicists, and Real Soon Now they'll have a Theory Of Everything,
>> something small enough to print on a tee-shirt, which will explain
>> everything. At least in principle.
>
> A mathematician, a chemist, and a physicist are arguing the nature of
> prime numbers. The chemist says, "All odd numbers are prime. Look, I
> can prove it. Three is prime. Five is prime. Seven is prime". The
> mathematician says, "That's nonsense. Nine is not prime". The
> physicist looks at him and says, "Hmmmm, you may be right, but eleven is
> prime, and thirteen is prime. It appears that within the limits of
> experimental error, all odd number are indeed prime!"
They ask a computer programmer to adjudicate who is right, so he writes a
program to print out all the primes:
1 is prime
1 is prime
1 is prime
1 is prime
1 is prime
...
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Steven D'Aprano
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