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Re: Name Space

by CubicSpline (Friar)
on Oct 19, 2001 at 18:47 UTC ( #120007=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Name Space

I'm definitely late in hopping onto this node, but thanks demerphq for reminding us in the CB that it existed. GeorgeSherston++ for the cool node! =)

I used to use names of my favorite characters from fantasy books. I've used Drizzt (R.A. Salvatore), Pol (Melanie Rawn), Perrin, (Robert Jordan), and Seldon (The Great Asimov). But, these names are often taken, so I wanted to get a nick that likely wasn't used.

My junior year of college I took a math class called Numerical Analysis, which was an utter snore-fest (there were only 4 people in the class for gods sake!!). But I started hearing all these crazy mathematicians names and theorems and numerical methods. So I used nicks like Poincare, Legrange, but my favorite was CubicSpline. Cubic splines are a numerical method for approximating a curve (that's all I can remember three years later =).

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Re: Re: Name Space
by scain (Curate) on Nov 05, 2001 at 23:36 UTC

    So I guess it is safe to assume that you cannot be extrapolated beyond the scope of your data points?1

    Oddly, I actually enjoy numerical methods.


    1 Cubic splines a nice for drawing curves that run through the points provided, but tend to do crazy things outside of those points.

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