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[OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:(Update: please ignore!)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jul 10, 2013 at 15:03 UTC ( #1043486=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
BrowserUk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I need to implement (in perl) the second formula in Lemma 6.3 of this paper.

As normal with this kind of paper the notation goes right over my head, so can anyone out there translate it into English for me?

Update: It seems I was the subject of a practical joke by one of my correspondents. My apologies to this forum.


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Comment on [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:(Update: please ignore!)
Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by mtmcc (Hermit) on Jul 10, 2013 at 15:50 UTC
    Yikes!

    I'm no mathematician, but I've found this website helpful in the past, but that was for much simpler equations. I'm afraid yours is way out of my league!

    Out of curiosity, I'd love to see the final product!

    Best of luck!
Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by Lawliet (Curate) on Jul 10, 2013 at 15:57 UTC

    I wasn't even aware that that notation *existed*. Consider me humbled!

    Out of curiosity, why are you in this situation? That is, why are you tasked with implementing a formula you cannot understand?

Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by Grimy (Monk) on Jul 10, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
    Considering that this formule includes "infinity to the power of minus seven", a straightforward way to produce the same result would be 0/0.

      That would be the first formula from Lemma 6.3.

      package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name
Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by LanX (Abbot) on Jul 10, 2013 at 17:38 UTC
    has this "paper" ever been published and if yes: where?

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by frozenwithjoy (Curate) on Jul 10, 2013 at 17:56 UTC
    I love the lead-in to that equation:
    One can easily see that if Sj; is not greater than l then...
Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:
by Perlbotics (Abbot) on Jul 10, 2013 at 20:49 UTC

      Well spotted !


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      That's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. After showing this thread, the "paper" and link from above, even my 13 year old son was laughing hysterically over the description of mathgen.pl

      Awesome, just awesome.

      -Scott

        It gets even funnier.

        The paper was accepted for publication by a Advances in Pure Mathematics.

        So, whilst I'm somewhat embarrassed that I bothered this forum with it, I'm not embarrassed for not having recognised it for what it is.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re: [OT] Call to arms for mathematicians:(Update: please ignore!)
by davies (Vicar) on Jul 13, 2013 at 14:05 UTC

    Ignore something so chucklesome? I should cocoa! If you want your revenge, what about presenting your "correspondent" with an invoice from a "supplier" for investigating the equation? I could organise one for you, if you're prepared to give a snail or e mail address (dropbox via /msg acceptable). Valid business details & VAT number can be included for added verisimilitude. I'd ask you to suggest the amount, as you will know best how much will maximise revenge while retaining credibility. If you go down this route, with or without my assistance, do let us know what happened.

    Regards,

    John Davies

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