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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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.
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
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

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

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