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I'm a math/programming teacher and freelance programmer. My first language was Scheme, and I have a major soft spot for functional programming. I read SICP every year and do all of the exercises (so I'm pretty good at hw-type problems.)


Dec
25
accepted Help understanding passage from combinatorics book.
Dec
25
asked Help understanding passage from combinatorics book.
Dec
25
accepted Dealing with Generating Functions accurately
Dec
25
comment Dealing with Generating Functions accurately
I could write a program. I was wondering if there were better techniques without using a computer. This isn't homework. I picked the book up for funsies.
Dec
25
asked Dealing with Generating Functions accurately
Dec
15
accepted Different answers from different formulations of combinatorics problem
Dec
15
awarded  Critic
Dec
15
asked Different answers from different formulations of combinatorics problem
Nov
21
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
5
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
5
comment A more subtle marble drawing problem.
Already done. I have numbers through Monte Carlo simulation. The problem is, I need this to run quickly because it's the basis of another computer program, specifically an evolutionary algorithm that needs to redo numbers every time it makes a mutation.
Sep
16
revised A more subtle marble drawing problem.
added 35 characters in body
Sep
16
asked A more subtle marble drawing problem.
Sep
15
awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
8
revised Optimizing a population to maximize probability of achieving certain samples.
added 246 characters in body
Sep
8
asked Optimizing a population to maximize probability of achieving certain samples.
Jun
25
comment Preparing for Spivak
I should rephrase. There are other books that helped me develop a "repertoire" of techniques for using those inequalities in proofs. None of the books I'm referring to are textbooks. I have a smorgasbord of contest problem solving books, which I found to be far more helpful than Spivak in the inequality department.
Jun
24
comment Preparing for Spivak
I know. They are covered better elsewhere.
Feb
4
comment Help with old Mu Alpha Theta Question. (Geometry)
Thank you. Today was not my best day... I knew I was missing something dumb.