Quotes and Sayings About Algorithms

Objectoriented programming aficionados think that everything is an object.... this [isn't] so. There are things that are objects. Things that have state and change their state are objects. And then there are things that are not objects. A binary search is not an object. It is an algorithm
 Alexander Stepanov 
Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Uncorrupted.
 Andreas Antonopoulos 
The development of an organism ... may be considered as the execution of a 'developmental program' present in the fertilized egg. ... A central task of developmental biology is to discover the underlying algorithm from the course of development.
 Aristid Lindenmayer 
Anyone, from the most clueless amateur to the best cryptographer, can create an algorithm that he himself can't break.
 Bruce Schneier 
Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms.
 Carl Benjamin Boyer 
Lead generation excels when a campaign is looking to capture a piece of factual intelligence that could never be modelled or predicted through profiling and sophisticated propensity algorithms.
 Chris Cunningham 
There's a belief that whatever it is I'm looking for is out there, but I have a really difficult time finding it. Search algorithms alone are falling short in being able to provide real context around information.
 Chris Shipley 
Algorithms dont do a good job of detecting their own flaws.
 Clay Shirky 
Love was not specified in the design of your brain; it is merely an endearing algorithm that freeloads on the leftover processing cycles.
 David Eagleman 
A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used.
 David Gries 
The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct.
 Donald Knuth 
[The Euclidean algorithm is] the granddaddy of all algorithms, because it is the oldest nontrivial algorithm that has survived to the present day.
 Donald Knuth 
Mathematics my foot! Algorithms are mathematics too, and often more interesting and definitely more useful.
 Doron Zeilberger 
My style is basically trend following, with some special pattern recognition and money management algorithms.
 Ed Seykota 
The algorithms that orchestrate our ads are starting to orchestrate our lives.
 Eli Pariser 
You cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller, and that's the secret weapon of the bookstore  is that no algorithm will ever understand readers the way that other readers can understand readers.
 John Green 
You cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller.
 John Green 
The emphasis on mathematical methods seems to be shifted more towards combinatorics and set theory  and away from the algorithm of differential equations which dominates mathematical physics.
 John von Neumann 
I have a simple algorithm, which is, wherever you see paid researchers instead of grad students, that's not where you want to be doing research.
 Larry Page 
In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them, with those links themselves valued by the number of links to their page of origin.
 Michael Shermer 
The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices.
 Peter Eisenman 
More data beats clever algorithms, but better data beats more data.
 Peter Norvig 
We dont have better algorithms, we just have more data
 Peter Norvig 
I really wanted to talk to her. I just couldn't find an algorithm that fit.
 Peter Watts 
It took me 1057 pages to describe the hundreds of mathematical equations, algorithms and programming techniques that I invented and used.
 Philip Emeagwali 
Data dominates. If you've chosen the right data structures and organized things well, the algorithms will almost always be selfevident. Data structures, not algorithms, are central to programming.
 Rob Pike 
Heuristic is an algorithm in a clown suit. It’s less predictable, it’s more fun, and it comes without a 30day, moneyback guarantee.
 Steve McConnell