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Everytime I start doing math on paper I lose interest

  1. Aug 30, 2012 #1
    I then think that I *should*be spending my time in something more "practical" like R or C++ or matlab....then stop the math to code lol

    When I do a lot of coding I notice I go to the math and find that I'm able understand it easier because the notation/syntax is so much less busy. Do the majority of mathematicians do math thru machine.....? or on paper.

    I don't know if anyone else has had this experience..
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  3. Aug 30, 2012 #2
    Well it depends on what you're talking about. Computational Mathematicians (and Applied Mathematicians) often require computer help. Pure Mathematicians (from what I understand) would rarely require the use of computers.

    I am amazed however that you find code syntax easier to read than mathematical syntax.
  4. Aug 30, 2012 #3


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    Have you tried reading any Differential Geometry ? Its notation is famously difficult.
  5. Aug 30, 2012 #4
    I haven't, though on some quick research I would be inclined to agree. I stand behind what I said on a general level though.
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