[ExI] standard form for creating a test, was: RE: humanities plus schmooze
spike66 at att.net
Mon Dec 10 00:19:46 UTC 2012
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Subject: Re: [ExI] standard form for creating a test, was: RE: humanities
On 12/9/12, Mike Dougherty wrote:
>>... Typing (a la qwerty) is an old protocol you learned once and have
> forgotten was an acquired skill. Your google-fu is an acquired skill
> you forget that many people (still, sadly) lack...
I have a good example of this I will share soon, but not now because I have
>...I may be mistaken, but I don't think Spike wants to be a programmer...
You are not mistaken. This is why evolution has given us people like Mike.
They like coding and are good at it. I find it tedious and I suck.
>... even in SQL...
>...He might be misleading you with his descriptions of torturing Excel...
No actually I have done some wacky complicated stuff in Excel macros. They
have their advantages, for everyone at work uses Excel.
>...Mission: Creating a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple,
Mathematica and Matlab. BillK
I have used both Mathematica and Matlab at work, as well as Simulink, but I
don't have any of those three packages at home, which is where I do all my
fun and games stuff. I managed to have Matlab on its knees as well as
Excel, so it isn't clear to me that it was a lot better. Matlab is good at
what it does.
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