[plt-scheme] Closures

From: Joel J. Adamson (jadamson at partners.org)
Date: Mon Nov 5 11:43:35 EST 2007

Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> writes:


Thank you for sharing this hilarious story; as I will be heading to
grad school in biology very soon, I'm sure I will accumulate some like
it.  Someone will be more likely to say "do you know what a bird is?"
and I'm afraid I do...

> I am sorry to say that I don't recall much statistics, otherwise I'd
> illustrate the point with operators from your field.

Thanks, your explanation was great, as I have studied copious amounts
of functional analysis, and find analogies in Scheme all the time.
This is only the latest.  Thankfully my knowledge of mathematics is
not limited to statistics.  Many of my colleagues get by on knowing a
minimum of mathematics, whereas I get by knowing a minimum of
statistics and more mathematics and programming.


Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 643-1432
(303) 880-3109

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