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Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: February 28th, 2021, 9:37 pm
by Alan
Great, open the pod bay doors and finish my project ... or I'm setting off the EMP

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: February 28th, 2021, 11:16 pm
by Cuchulainn
My instructor was Mr. Zappa... and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 1:48 am
by bearish
My instructor was Mr. Zappa... and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.
OK - I’ll bite. The three first Zappa songs that come to mind feature, respectively, the following lines:

“I tell you people, I was not ready”

“With a garlic aroma that could level Tacoma”

“Hey! She gave me VD!”

The first one, bizarrely, made it to a number one hit in Norway in an era of pretty much only one (government operated) radio station. Inappropriate lyrics were definitely censored, but evidently only if understood by the censors...

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 6:21 am
by Cuchulainn
How far did #3 get? It is sooo 70s,

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 3:28 pm
by bearish
Mr Zappa was nothing if not an equal opportunity offender. I don’t know that Catholic Girls charted as a single, but the album Joe’s Garage did moderately well. And yes, it is from the very late 70’s.

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 8:46 pm
by Cuchulainn
How to Solve It suggests the following steps when solving a mathematical problem:

    1. First, you have to understand the problem.[2]
    2. After understanding, make a plan.[3]
    3. Carry out the plan.[4]
    4. Look back on your work.[5] How could it be better?

OR in 2021

"drive round the block a few times; maybe the flat tire will fix heeself". i.e. no steps 1,2,4
Like building an economy.

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 2nd, 2021, 4:48 pm
by Cuchulainn
I switched my latest book project coding from Mathematica to Python about a month ago, and am so glad I did. While I am a Python novice, I found it was easy to port my Mathematica functionality and more very quickly. 

But, what I would like to see by 2025 is some kind of, let's say, Python Virtual Assistant where you could just say things like:

Me: Acquire these files from the CBOE
Assist: Negotiating ... Cost will be $X. Agreed?
Me: Agree. 
Assist: Data acquired.
Me: Now split them into one file for each option expiration and underlying root symbol.
Assist. Coding ... Done
Me: Wait, back-up. When you split them, drop options with zero bids or expiring on the trade date.
Assist. Re-coding ... Done
Me: Take a look at equation (4.1) in chapter2.tex and code that.
Assist: Ambiguous. First, here are some questions ...
Me: (Answers questions)
Assist: Coding ... Done
etc, etc

Would be nice. If we can teach a computer to drive a car, it ought to be able to do this.  :D      
First, a sanity check:

Q: how did you manage tabs and spaces instead of C stuff { ...}?

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 2nd, 2021, 8:16 pm
by Alan
With the IDLE editor, it's pretty foolproof  -- I haven't found it troublesome.

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 10th, 2021, 12:14 pm
by Cuchulainn
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Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

Posted: March 10th, 2021, 12:16 pm
by Cuchulainn