# From Mathematics to Generic Programming (READ)

Algorithms and the Euclidean algorithm is used exhaustively in a variety of ways to illustrate both the axiomatic nature Of Algorithm Reuse But Also

algorithm reuse but also we might do analysis on such algorithmsIf ou ve read my review for Dijkstra s A Discipline of Programming The Big Book of Losers: Pathetic but True Tales of the World's Most Titanic Failures! (Factoid Books) you might remember the line I said abstraction is not a nebulous idea but how we re absolutely precise That s what what Stepanov like Dijkstra is trying to get across here Just because we are reorienting our thinking does not mean we lose rigorousness in fact it s how we ensure it I m taking a lot of Calculus in my undergrad so an algorithm I use daily is the Hessian Criterion or second derivative test I followed along with Stepanov s writing by implementing that algorithm in SymPy then analyzing it This is what I recommendou do with this book don t simply copy his examples and expect to get some kind of understanding through wrought memorization but explore what he s talking about with The Thing About Alice your own work It s much rewarding and in line with what I think the author was trying to get across by including the examples to begin withPursue whatou re interested in keep working hard pay attention to what s going on around ou and be flexible these are the rules Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn t Nathan Seiberg I expected this book to be written in a bit popular science way Instead chapters were burdened with mathematics and hardcore algorithm optimization ** Sometimes the author s obsession with nice and sleek programs was getting in the way of clearer explanation Not **the author s obsession with nice and sleek programs was getting in the way of clearer explanation Not best to learn Number Theory and Algebra from really reuires ou to have some knowledge of these in the

place I wonder what s up with C Concepts these days explained material with engaging history and C code. D Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin year old algorithm demonstrating indispensable lessons about clarity and efficiencyAncient paradoxes beautiful theorems and the productive tension between continuous and discreteA simple algorithm for finding greatest common divisor GCD and modern abstractions that build on itPowerful mathematical approaches to abstractionHow abstract algebra provides the idea at the heart of generic programmingAxioms proofs theories and models using mathematical techniues to organize knowledge aboutour algorithms and data structuresSurprising subtleties of simple programming tasks and what ou can learn from themHow practical implementations can exploit theoretical knowled. Nch of related proofs canfirst place I wonder what s up with C Concepts these days

**come up with axioms You end with axioms Since all math textbooks I ve ever started with axioms I was curious to see how things could be different This book stands as a great example of just that the authors don t point that out until near the end I am considering sending copies to some friends and relatives not all programmers or mathematicians As long as algebra and geometry have been separated their progress have been slow and their uses limited but when these two sciences have been united they have lent each mutual forces and have marched together towards perfection Joseph Louis LagrangeWhat does geometry abstract algebra number theory and generic programming have in common This book attempts to answer that by starting at the early stages of organized mathematics and going all the way forward to the 1960 s The way I thought about Stepanov s approach is that he attempts to generalize algorithms and shows how algorithms in many respects can be used as axioms In other words generalization is not just merely a time saver but crucially is a way to ensure rigorousness Mathematics is a game played**

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according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper David HilbertIn manyto certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper David HilbertIn many this book is just Stepanov removing the paper The fact that he uses C code is irrelevant I used Python and Java without having used C in ears and it was sufficiently trivial that I could follow along The Euclidean algorithmgreatest common denominator is the main tool of Stepanov of this book may be used too much Algorithms have existed as he says for as long as we ve been doing math The fact that computers use them is historically new not the norm Turns out that mathematicians have developed great methods for analyzing such. Of effective and elegant code To demonstrate the crucial role these mathematical principles play in many modern applications the authors show how to use these results and generalized algorithms to implement a real world public key cryptosystem As Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC you read this bookou'll master the thought processes necessary for effective programming and learn how to generalize narrowly conceived algorithms to widen their usefulness without losing efficiency You'll also gain deep insight into the value of mathematics to programming insight that will prove invaluable no matter what programming languages and paradigms Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you use You will learn aboutHow to generalize a four thousan. Depends on whatou expectI was very enthusiastic about this when it was first announced My

expectation was that will give some introduction to mathematical constructs related to program compositionwas that author will give some introduction to mathematical constructs related to program composition comes from category theory and functional programming like monads applicatives traversables and so on Instead I found all familiar view on algebra things ike groups rings some number theory and cryptography However despite my own dissati For those of us who need a refresher and a bit Computer programming is a wholly mathematical pursuit Although many computer science departments are housed in engineering the heart and soul is abstract mathematics This book reminds us that a computer only does what it is told to do and told in a proper fashion While the present tends fall towards AI this book takes a decidedly different tact It gives us the rudimentary basics of computer security whose fundamentals rest in Abstract Algebra It is a joy to read Very cool book which builds a bridge between abstract algebra and template functions in C "I think the overall concept is interesting but it didn t feel " think the overall concept is interesting but it didn t feel to me A worthy follow up to Elements of Programming Where Elements was terse like an old math book this book is conversational and it includes short biographies about some of the mathematicians mentioned in the text Includes by way of proofs than Elements Includes a handful of programming laws such as the law of useful return if The Summer I Wasn't Me you ve gone through the trouble of calculating something consider returning it even ifour current callers will ignore the return valueIn an interview Stepanov said It is as if mathematicians would start with axioms You do not start with axioms Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye you start with proofs Only whenou have found a bu. In this substantive Tales from a Pilots Logbook yet accessible book pioneering software designer Alexander Stepanov and his colleague Daniel Rose illuminate the principles of generic programming and the mathematical concept of abstraction on which it is based helpingou write code that is both simpler and powerful If في الانفصال you're a reasonably proficient programmer who can think logicallyou have all the background ou'll need Stepanov and Rose introduce the relevant abstract algebra and number theory with exceptional clarity They carefully explain the problems mathematicians first needed to solve and then show how these mathematical solutions translate to generic programming and the creation.