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A Collection of Personal Web Pages of Computer Scientists and Mathematicians

A good friend, Boyko Bantchev, has compiled a collection of personal web pages of computer scientists and mathematicians; among them are Abelson, Baker, Gabriel, Graham, Greenspun, McCarthy, Norvig, Pitman, and Stallman (to mention just those who are directly related to the topic of this site; there are many others equally or more prominent).

A Variation on a Nursery Rhyme

Humpty-Dumpty to Lisp was in thrall,
Humpty-Dumpty played with eval and funcall.
All the King's conses on the royal PDP-10
Couldn't intern Humpty-Dumpty again.

By the way, did you know that there is a Humpty-Dumpty reference in the LISP 1.5 Programmer's Manual?

The Inverse of A Famous Equation

Happy New Year!

Even if you have seen this before, I hope you will admire the quality of a good numeric implementation:

[1]> (/ (log -1) (sqrt -1))
3.1415927
[2]> (typep * 'real)
T