[R] Logical inconsistency
Charles C. Berry
cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Sun Dec 7 19:41:16 CET 2008
On Mon, 8 Dec 2008, Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> G'day Wacek,
> On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:49:24 +0100
> Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
>>>> there is, in principle, no problem in having a high-level language
>>>> perform the computation in a logically consistent way.
>>> Is this now supposed to be a "Radio Eriwan" joke?
> Classical Radio Eriwan stuff, and I thought this class of jokes have
> died out.....
Evidently there are a few diehards still out there. From this
[Question:] Can the gamma function be used in combinatorics?
[Answer:] As Radio Eriwan would have said "In principle, yes", because it
interpolates the factorial.
But what does it mean to throw a dice with pi sides sqrt(15) times ?
Charles C. Berry (858) 534-2098
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