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Software Developer at Epic Systems


Sep
15
comment How can I pack $45-45-90$ triangles inside an arbitrary shape ?
It's not mentioned in the question, but I guess you would like to use as few triangles as possible to accomplish this?
Sep
14
revised Voronoi decomposition implementation in four dimensions?
added tags to get attention of the appropriate mathematicians
Sep
14
comment $\sqrt a$ is either an integer or an irrational number.
@Bill: What I meant was more that if you don't wish to describe what you dislike about this answer in your comments (perhaps it would be too long?), you could also add that information to your own answer and leave a comment here linking to it.
Sep
13
awarded  Taxonomist
Sep
13
revised Euler class and Vandermonde polynomial
added 44 characters in body; added 36 characters in body
Sep
13
comment Solving Compositions of Functions Algebraically
@Meta: In that case, would you accept Arturo's answer (or your own, if it ended up being significantly different)?
Sep
13
revised $\sqrt a$ is either an integer or an irrational number.
put bill's note in quotes
Sep
13
comment $\sqrt a$ is either an integer or an irrational number.
@Bill: Since you have written your own answer to this question, perhaps you could leave a comment linking to that, with a brief explanation?
Sep
11
revised Solving Compositions of Functions Algebraically
edited tags
Sep
11
revised How to reduce lower one number, while another number increases goes up increments
retagged
Sep
11
comment A challenge by R. P. Feynman: give counter-intuitive theorems that can be translated into everyday language
Edited to use SO's image hosting instead of mine
Sep
11
revised A challenge by R. P. Feynman: give counter-intuitive theorems that can be translated into everyday language
changed to use SO image hosting
Sep
10
comment stopping time and martingale
@whuber: See the edit history for this question. As you can see, when @Mariano posted his comment, the title was "general question," which I agree doesn't help people figure out what is being asked.
Sep
10
comment Why is median age a better statistic than mean age?
Why do you say the mean should be lower than the median? While not always true, I would typically expect the mean to be higher if the distribution is positively skewed as age is.
Sep
10
comment Tiling Posters on a Wall
Can any be turned sideways?
Sep
10
revised Why is median age a better statistic than mean age?
edited tags
Sep
10
comment Terminology for handling probabilities with partial knowledge
When you say "the person might know that 1/3 of fish are red," is this for all fish, or for the same species as "we" know about? Maybe your question could be more clear if you name the people and the fish.
Sep
10
revised evaluating $\lim_{\tau\rightarrow \infty} \int_{-c/\tau}^0 e^{-\beta x}(\tau x+c)^{(\lambda/\tau) -1}dx$
add calculus tag, insert question into title
Sep
9
revised if eigenvalues are positive, is the matrix positive definite?
inverse =>converse to fit the rest of the sentence
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer