Saturday, July 09, 2005

usual disclaimer

I do not know what I am doing. The point about writing the software is to learn about a problem. This means the software is not likely to be of practical use, though it maybe, I don't know.

Why don't I go and read the research papers on the subject? Reading one or two is fine, and I do, and they help. But reading too much means all I'm doing is reading and not coding. Hands on experience is learning, maybe at a slower rate than reading, but at a much deeper level. The fun is in the coding. Coding generates ideas. After coding, reading the research papers becomes much more valuable, because I now have real experience to compare against.

I'm doing it for fun. This should be called a fun lab or something. It is a lab for doing experiments and writing about them, or in the words of Homer Simpson, "It's just a bunch of stuff that happens."

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