[Haskell-cafe] Off-topic: Mathematics

Jerzy Karczmarczuk jerzy.karczmarczuk at unicaen.fr
Tue Aug 30 22:49:39 CEST 2011

Peter Simons :
> Now, a person who has profound knowledge of the subject you're asking
> about is not very likely to do this, because he is probably not going to
> learn anything in the process. Dedicating time and effort to studying
> your particular problem is not an appealing prospect.
You might be right.
You may be dead wrong... Some people like to teach, find some pleasure 
in explaining things they know, and find a pleasure in trying to be 
useful. But they might refuse, if they hear:
  "...if you are a real specialist and you know what you are talking 
about, tell me what is better, the chi-square test or (...)".
Knuth admitted that he had learnt a lot while teaching things he already 
knew. So did Feynman. And Landau.

All the best.
Jerzy K.

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