程式員頭腦 15

數學教育 7

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 24 日的對話。

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But while you don’t literally need math for most kinds of hacking, in the sense of knowing 1001 tricks for differentiating formulas, math is very much worth studying for its own sake. It’s a valuable source of metaphors for almost any kind of work.[3] I wish I’d studied more math in college for that reason.

[3] Eric Raymond says the best metaphors for hackers are in set theory, combinatorics, and graph theory.

— Undergraduation

— March 2005

— Paul Graham

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(安:另外,他提的另一個,有關學習數學的要點是,即使假設你在大學中,學到的數學,在日常生活中沒有用,單單是為獲取,那些嶄新的元素概念本身,就已經能夠令你有超能力;令你有一些,常人沒有的思考工具、比喻語言。)

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那和我之前,叫你學 programming(電腦編程),意思是一樣的。

那本 programming 教科書《SICP》(Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs),竟然教曉我,時間的定義和數字的定義等。

— Me@2022-02-13 10:46:08 AM

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