Re: virus: Stephen Wolfram's new book "A New Kind of Science"

From: David McFadzean (
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 21:35:39 MDT

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From: "Andy Brice" <>
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 4:51 PM

> I tend to think of an algorithm as a description of how to evolve a
> set of states, e.g. cellular automata, and mathematics as describing
> continuous functions, e.g. y=f(x). Of course, not all mathematics is
> continuous, so I am over-simplifying.

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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