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Re: Quote by Knuth

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Quote by Knuth
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 01:05:45 +0200
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Christopher Dimech wrote:

>> 1. I think it's best (in math) to use prose first to
>> explain ideas and then follow with symbolic notation.
>> 2. Hardly anyone (in the math world) does it (or even
>> tries), which is sad.
> Certainly not Ramanujan. He used to ask: What is proof?
> The mathematical knowledge I display is revealed to me by
> a goddess. That was it. :)

Well, one can say whatever comes to mind to a journalist when
both are on LSD, but surely his math wasn't like that...

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