Re: [R] Programming Concepts and Philosophy

From: stephen sefick <ssefick_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 09:08:57 -0400

This is a lot like music- a good musician knows better when not to play than when to (guitar teacher I had 15+ years ago).

stephen

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:33 AM, jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> To quote Jon Bentley (Programming Pearls):
>
> "The fastest, cheapest, most reliable piece of code is that which
> isn't there; design as much out of your code as you design in."
>
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Philipp Pagel <p.pagel_at_wzw.tum.de> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:04:46AM -0500, hadley wickham wrote:
> >> 2008/6/20 cmr.Pent_at_gmail.com <cmr.Pent_at_gmail.com>:
> >> > On 20 июн, 11:06, Wacek Kusnierczyk
> >> > <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierc..._at_idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
> >> >> the result may be that the more beautiful the code, the more the
> performance
> >> >> sucks.
> >> >
> >> > Sad but true.
> >>
> >> If you do nothing to your code, in 18 months time its performance will
> >> have doubled because computers will have become faster. Your code
> >> will not get easier to understand by itself.
> >
> > Very true. And I would like to contribute one of my favorite quotations:
> >
> > "It is easier to optimize correct code than to correct optimized code."
> > --Bill Harlan
> >
> > cu
> > Philipp
> >
> > --
> > Dr. Philipp Pagel
> > Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
> > Technische Universität München
> > Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
> > 85350 Freising, Germany
> > http://mips.gsf.de/staff/pagel
> >
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>
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little or so large that all they really do for us is puff us up and make us
feel like gods. We are mammals, and have not exhausted the annoying little
problems of being mammals.

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