Monthly Archives: June 2016

The One-Line Maze Program in MATLAB

A classic one-line program for the Commodore 64 microcomputer is 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); GOTO 10 This is essentially what was printed in the section “Random Graphics” of the Commodore 64 User’s Guide (1982). The program prints a random maze that … Continue reading

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Celebrating Charlie Van Loan

Charlie Van Loan, Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, retires in summer 2016. Charlie has been a huge inspiration to me and many others, not least through his book Matrix Computations, … Continue reading

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Acronymous Thoughts

According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (COD, 11th ed., 2004), “An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words”. Here are some well-known examples. AIDS: acquired immune deficiency syndrome, laser: light amplification by stimulated emission … Continue reading

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Publication Peculiarities: More Examples

Here are some additions to previous posts in my Publication Peculiarities series. As another meta-title, to add to those in Publication Peculiarities: Papers, I offer D. S. Collens, Remark on remarks on Algorithm 48: Logarithm of a complex number, Comm. … Continue reading

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