Algorithms quotes

  • Object-oriented 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

    #Thinking #Algorithms #Programming

  • Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.
    -- Andreas Antonopoulos

    #Government #Algorithms #Bitcoin

  • 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

    #Eggs #Tasks #Algorithms

  • Anyone, from the most clueless amateur to the best cryptographer, can create an algorithm that he himself can't break.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Clueless #Algorithms #Break

  • Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms.
    -- Carl Benjamin Boyer

    #Science #Culture #Algorithms

  • 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

    #Generations #Campaigns #Algorithms

  • 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

    #Real #Fall #Algorithms

  • Algorithms dont do a good job of detecting their own flaws.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Jobs #Algorithms #Flaws

  • 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

    #Design #Brain #Algorithms

  • A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used.
    -- David Gries

    #Humorous #Algorithms #Used

  • An algorithm must be seen to be believed.
    -- Donald Knuth

    #Engineering #Algorithms #Computer Science

  • 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

    #Machines #Algorithms #Way

  • [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

    #History #Algorithms

  • Mathematics my foot! Algorithms are mathematics too, and often more interesting and definitely more useful.
    -- Doron Zeilberger

    #Feet #Interesting #Algorithms

  • My style is basically trend following, with some special pattern recognition and money management algorithms.
    -- Ed Seykota

    #Style #Special #Algorithms

  • The algorithms that orchestrate our ads are starting to orchestrate our lives.
    -- Eli Pariser

    #Algorithms #Starting #Ads

  • 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

    #Book #Secret #Algorithms

  • You cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller.
    -- John Green

    #Book #Algorithms #Good Book

  • 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

    #Algorithms #Physics #Mathematics

  • 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

    #Simple #Algorithms #Research

  • 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

    #Numbers #Google #Algorithms

  • An algorithm is like a recipe.
    -- Muhammad Waseem

    #Algorithms #Recipes

  • The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices.
    -- Peter Eisenman

    #Choices #Variation #Algorithms

  • More data beats clever algorithms, but better data beats more data.
    -- Peter Norvig

    #Clever #Data #Algorithms

  • We dont have better algorithms, we just have more data
    -- Peter Norvig

    #Data #Algorithms

  • I really wanted to talk to her. I just couldn't find an algorithm that fit.
    -- Peter Watts

    #Algorithms #Fit #Wanted

  • It took me 1057 pages to describe the hundreds of mathematical equations, algorithms and programming techniques that I invented and used.
    -- Philip Emeagwali

    #Algorithms #Pages #Technique

  • Data dominates. If you've chosen the right data structures and organized things well, the algorithms will almost always be self-evident. Data structures, not algorithms, are central to programming.
    -- Rob Pike

    #Self #Data #Algorithms

  • There is no Algorithm for Humor
    -- Robert Mankoff

    #Algorithms

  • Heuristic is an algorithm in a clown suit. It’s less predictable, it’s more fun, and it comes without a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
    -- Steve McConnell

    #Fun #Heuristics #Algorithms

  • In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds.
    -- Vernor Vinge

    #Agreement #Mind #Algorithms

  • By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms,
    -- Vinod Khosla

    #Doctors #Algorithms #Done

  • If you’re concerned about scalability, any algorithm that forces you to run agreement will eventually become your bottleneck. Take that as a given.
    -- Werner Vogels

    #Running #Agreement #Algorithms

  • No one knows what the right algorithm is, but it gives us hope that if we can discover some crude approximation of whatever this algorithm is and implement it on a computer, that can help us make a lot of progress.
    -- Andrew Ng

    #Giving #Progress #Algorithms

  • I would argue that one of the major problems with our blind trust in algorithms is that we can propagate discriminatory patterns without acknowledging any kind of intent.
    -- Cathy O'Neil

    #Algorithms #Patterns #Arguing

  • I know how models are built, because I build them myself, so I know that I'm embedding my values into every single algorithm I create and I am projecting my agenda onto those algorithms.
    -- Cathy O'Neil

    #Agendas #Algorithms #Embedding

  • People are starting to be very skeptical of the Facebook algorithm and all kinds of data surveillance.
    -- Cathy O'Neil

    #Data #People #Algorithms

  • Nothing will ever replace the experience of wandering haphazardly through a great bookstore, no matter how many algorithms are developed to find matches for our tastes. That's because not only is there no accounting for taste, there is no predicting it either.
    -- Dominique Browning

    #Bookstores #Algorithms #Matter

  • The classes of problems which are respectively known and not known to have good algorithms are of great theoretical interest. [...] I conjecture that there is no good algorithm for the traveling salesman problem. My reasons are the same as for any mathematical conjecture: (1) It is a legitimate mathematical possibility, and (2) I do not know.
    -- Jack Edmonds

    #Class #Algorithms #Problem

  • It is cheaper to pay mathematicians and computer scientists to design algorithms that will eliminate webspamming, rather than to pay lawyers to do lawsuits.
    -- Jennifer Tour Chayes

    #Science #Design #Algorithms

  • Nature doesn't feel compelled to stick to a mathematically precise algorithm; in fact, nature probably can't stick to an algorithm.
    -- Margaret Wertheim

    #Algorithms #Facts #Sticks

  • Humans are very good at making algorithms work eventually.
    -- Usama Fayyad

    #Algorithms #Very Good #Humans

  • Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.
    -- Andreas Antonopoulos

    #Government #Algorithms #Bitcoin

  • The single greatest business opportunity that is now emerging in the global marketplace is the ability to analyze digital log data to trace digital actions and from those traces to develop algorithms that can predict future outcomes with greater accuracy.
    -- Geoffrey Moore

    #Opportunity #Data #Algorithms

  • If you’re concerned about scalability, any algorithm that forces you to run agreement will eventually become your bottleneck. Take that as a given.
    -- Werner Vogels

    #Running #Agreement #Algorithms