Yesterday was the first day of my graduate studies in mathematics. The class is Numerical Analysis, where we will have four programming assignments over the semester, plus some in-class work. The professor said in the rubric for the first assignment that we can use the language or math tool of our choice, and named C, C++, Java, Matlab, Mathematica, and one other.
Our first assignment has four problems. I soooooooo want to write them in Fortran, Lisp, Ada, and COBOL.
Lisp would be perfect for this class, since it, like numerical analysis, is all about iteration and recursion.
But then I’d have to use emacs.
And I may be a math nerd, but I’m not THAT crazy!