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by petemar1 (Pilgrim)
on May 05, 2004 at 22:35 UTC ( #350942=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Has anyone found an analogue to Perl Monks but for mathematics instead of Perl?

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Re: MathMonks?
by kvale (Monsignor) on May 06, 2004 at 00:53 UTC
    I have not seen any web logs/forums/communities specialized for mathematics outside of some K-12 sites. I think such a site could be fun and informative, if it was not buried in homework questions.

    There are active forums on Usenet:

    • alt.math.recreational (occasional fun posts + much spam)
    • sci.math
    • sci.stat.math
    • sci.math.num-analysis
    • sci.math.research (moderated)

    These are not nearly as nice as Perlmonks, but interesting topics get discussed and people can sometimes get answers to questions.

    -Mark

      Any good IRC channels, particularly for recreational math?

        As far as math IRC, the #math channel on Freenode is very active, and is populated by several knowledgeable people at any given time.

        (sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but I just wanted this up for anyone searching for this answer in the future)
Re: MathMonks?
by TomDLux (Vicar) on May 06, 2004 at 04:29 UTC

    It's not a peer-to-peer site like PM, but whenever I want to look up anything mathematical, I go to the various sites hosted at Wolfram.com

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Re: MathMonks - PlanetMath
by zby (Vicar) on May 06, 2004 at 07:27 UTC
    PlanetMath. They have a very interesting engine - noosphere, with features similar to wiki but with a stronger authorship and with TeX rendering.
Re: MathMonks?
by flyingmoose (Priest) on May 06, 2004 at 16:35 UTC
    I like the TeX rendering feature. I can just imagine a flux integral through a eigth-dimensional hypersolid, all perfectly rendered in ASCII with pre tags!

    * = if this doesn't make any sense, well, either I forgot my Calculus III course due to lack of use or I intentionally blocked it out... no...wait... BOTH!

      What? Multi-dimensional integrals and Fubini-theorem and thesuch is Calculus II (at least here).

        I think whether or not you cover this kind of stuff in "Calculus II" or "Calculus III" is dependant on whether your school is on quarters or semesters.
Re: MathMonks?
by arden (Curate) on May 06, 2004 at 18:01 UTC
    There is an excellant Math/Physics forum on the ISCA BBS at the University of Iowa. It's not HTML-based, but you can telnet in and read forums as a guest or set up an account to post to (almost) any of the forums. I used it a bit when I was taking my fourth year of Physics in college and there seemed to be plenty of folks with answers/explanations to almost every problem for both Math and Physics.

    - - arden.

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