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From: "Andy Brice" <andyb1@btclick.com>

Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 4:51 PM

*> I tend to think of an algorithm as a description of how to evolve a
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discrete

*> set of states, e.g. cellular automata, and mathematics as describing
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*> continuous functions, e.g. y=f(x). Of course, not all mathematics is
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*> continuous, so I am over-simplifying.
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That's true, but don't forget that Mathematica (Wolfram again :-) is capable

symbolic math even though it is "just" following an algorithm.

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