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Aug
17
reviewed Leave Open HoldForm: how does it interact with nested evaluations?
Aug
16
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Aug
16
comment Resources on Mathematica and strong AI (a.k.a. AGI)
@Jagra i did peruse the article. i'll give it a serious read later, but one thing i will mention is that your brain plays an enormous number of tricks on itself. eg it's entirely possible that "consciousness" is not only an illusion, but one that is deliberately perpetrated and sustained by the brain itself. i also think the issue of creativity is much easier than it sounds, and has mainly to do with the kind of memory an individual has (eg different people are creative in different ways because they store memories in different ways). don't be too certain about anything involving intelligence!
Aug
16
comment Resources on Mathematica and strong AI (a.k.a. AGI)
from what i've gleaned offhandedly, it seems Lisp was used back then because people thought intelligence had something to do with logic... which is, of course, hilariously naive. Lisp being an expression language and having cultural roots in mathematics made it a good choice for logic programming. there's a chapter in one of Paul Graham's books (free online i believe) that builds a Prolog interpreter in Lisp after implementing continuations, if i recall correctly. statistical machine learning and neural networks are the closest we've come so far to "general" AI, and these are language-agnostic
Aug
15
comment Blend code for built-in ColorData schemes
by the way, you might be able to use Differences to simplify some of the code
Aug
12
comment How do I use Mathematica as a vector drawing program?
besides aligning things in parallel, you can vector-edit just fine with the drawing menu (Ctrl+D)
Aug
11
comment Custom Matrix product
by the way, you can use the Scaled symbol like this: ImageResize[img, Scaled[2]]
Aug
8
comment How can I improve Mathematica's resolution on a macbook retina display?
just want to mention that i have issues like this on Windows if i set the DPI too high (Win7/Mathematica 8)
Jul
30
revised How can I rewrite my game without using Manipulate?
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Jul
30
answered How can I rewrite my game without using Manipulate?
Jul
26
comment How to select and delete all Output cells?
by the way, you can hold Alt + click on a cell to select all cells of that type. i use this for deleting error output
Jul
26
comment Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
@Mr.Wizard oops. thanks
Jul
26
revised Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
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Jul
26
comment Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
@Mr.Wizard yea this is quite hilarious. lmao
Jul
26
comment Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
@rcollyer agreed. usually i go the lazy route :D
Jul
26
comment Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
I tried using Block[{$Output = ..., but this didn't seem to work for $Output.
Jul
26
answered Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file
Jul
26
comment Symbol created in unevaluated second argument of If
this is probably related to how just mentioning a symbol appears to add it to the symbol list. If you run a line with just blah, blah is added as a symbol. i don't know what the purpose of that is. maybe it's to make Options symbols (such as Automatic) show up in black instead of blue
Jul
19
answered How can I make ArrayPlot use one pixel per plot point?
Jul
15
reviewed Leave Open Modified definition of Sin does not work in Plot