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I spend my time applying programming, mathematics and statistics to technical problems in biology. In the past, I've worked in physics and economics. I am always trying to learn new things and stretch my horizons.

I enjoying thinking deeply about the human predicament and what it means to live a good life.


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comment How many ways of choosing 6 types of ice cream?
On the right track. It's $11=11^1$ after one choice, $11^2$ after two choices. It would have to be $11^{11}$ after eleven choices. You are not making eleven choices here though.
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comment Can you provide me historical examples of pure mathematics becoming “useful”?
@JavaMan: I think there might be some debate as to whether string theory is useful ...
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comment CNF Rule hierarchy discovery
There is a theoretical computer science stack exchange: cstheory.stackexchange.com I don't know if that works better or not.
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comment Norm of Polynom
What is your mathematical background? Are you familiar with linear algebra (in particular vector spaces, vectors, bases, innerproducts)? Are you familiar with integration?
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comment Computing a Limit using the Limit Definition
I suspect that computing $e^{e^{1000000}}$ would be a major project, requiring quite a bit of programming skill. It doesn't make sense to try to compute the exact value in this context at all.
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comment How does a non-mathematician go about publishing a proof in a way that ensures it to be up to the mathematical community's standards?
A nice compromise might be finding computer scientist, who sometimes publishes in math. There are a few. So, hopefully the computer science researcher will be able to communicate with the OP, while at the same time having some idea of what mathematicians are looking for.
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