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Quaternions 3

Quaternions are generalizations of the complex numbers that have found applications in computer graphics and many other fields.... read more >>

Solving Commodious Linear Systems 2

This is about linear systems with fewer equations than variables; A*x = b where the m -by- n matrix A has fewer rows that columns, so m < n . I have always called such systems wide or fat, but this is not respectful. So I consulted the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus and found commodious.... read more >>

Easter Sunday and April Fools 4

What do the years 2018, 2029 and 2040 have in common? They are the only years in the 21st century when Easter Sunday occurs on April Fools Day.... read more >>

Round, With Tie Breakers, Round Three 1

I recently published Round, With Ties to Even and followed that with Round Two. Then, in an email, Andy Bartlett pointed out that my new round function fails for some large values of x between flintmax/2 and flintmax.... read more >>

Round, With Tie Breakers, Round Two

I published Round, With Ties to Even a couple of days ago. Steve Eddins and Daniel Dolan immediately had substantive comments. Here is my reaction to their comments.... read more >>

Round, With Ties to Even 2

We are considering a MATLAB Enhancement Request to support options for round(x) when x is exactly halfway between two integers.... read more >>

Collatz Inequality and Singleton Expansion 2

I've blogged about this gem from Lothar Collatz (1910-1990) before, but it deserves to be repeated. Especially since it now provides an elegant example of singleton expansion.... read more >>

Precise Setting of a Delicate Parameter with “pibar”

(A slight revision of the post I made a few hours ago.)... read more >>

It is Friday the 13th Again 4

Today is Friday, March 13, 2020. In many parts of the world, Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. I've written blog posts about Friday the 13th before, 2012, 2018, but I will have something new to say today.... read more >>

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