Andy Long bids you welcome!
- Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and
- sometimes I think we're not.
- In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke
- Home Address:
- Anna, Tchapo, and I
- 1228 McIntyre Drive
- Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- phone: (734) 764-0195
- Work Addresses:
- 516 N. State Street
- Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1236
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- fax: (734) 913-2201
- Dept. of Epidemiology, U of M
- 109 Observatory St.,
- Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
- phone: (734) 615-2021
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- http:// www.sph.umich.edu/~aelon
I am currently at work on a web-based epidemiology
course in conjunction with Drs. Mark Wilson (of Biology and
Epidemiology, University of Michigan) and Geoff Jacquez (of Ann
Arbor-based BioMedware, Inc.).
Bertrand Russell had a more positive take on it.
- "I'm sorry to say that the subject that I disliked was mathematics. I have
thought about it. I think the reason was that mathematics leaves no room for
argument. If you made a mistake, that was all there was to it."
- Malcolm X, from The Autobiography
of Malcolm X,
51st on one list of greatest non-fiction of the 20th
I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to talk to Malcolm X about
- Where has mathematics been?
- Where is mathematics going?
- What does it take to become a mathematician?
- Students of particular areas:
- Mathematical Tools:
- Need a job?
Something to eat?
The words and guitar licks to that song
- How about a laugh? Or put songs and
laughs together with my hero Tom
Lehrer! Before starting your own band, you should be aware that you can't use these names! If you're making
buttons, you might try these...., while you can probably buy these bumper stickers.
- What good is money?
- Is someone you know taking the bible too seriously?
- Si vous etiez PCV au Togo: choses, and
The Friends Of Togo
Fufu Bar. Some of you may remember our friend and leader John Elmer. Try this translater if you've
forgotten your French (or franglais). Marek and I had a little fun with it.
- Cline family: unite!
- Long family too!
- You've all heard me talk about William Sloane
Coffin: now you can see what he looks like! Coffin (and I) both believe
that "...the acquisition of knowledge is second to its use."
- And speaking of heros,
here's the obit of a man who's saved my life a dozen times without so much
as a word of thanks: Sidney Allen Heenan.
- Another fellow to check out is Jonathan
Kozol, if you want to cry "tears of pathos, compassion, and yes, shame"
for the "Other America".
- New Heros:
- The Other America is Noam Chomsky's meat, of course.
Let's go to the movies!
My dad and I made some movies over the summer which I really like. Have a
look at his home page for them (and
some other images representing our cooperative research). Those movies are
not as big and slow as the others which follow below (but they're still big
and slow!). Here's my dad's latest creation
(created using a new technique of ours), which he's carving in wood.
As a graduate student I made an mpeg movie
using the UNIX shell script make_movie. It
shows how the weights in an interpolation scheme change as a function of the
smoothness of the data (for those "in the know", as the nugget varies).
Here's another one, showing how neighbor
weight is a function of the position at which one is interpolating, for a
spherical model. Here's the same thing, only for the gaussian model. They're very similar.
Finally, I have one showing Abe Lincoln being
unceremoniously decomposed, then recomposed, via the Singular Value
Other things to do with html files:
Let's share information:
- I can help you with:
getting started with UNIX, UNIX shell scripts, XWindow stuff, Graphics,
public domain software, emacs, Maple, LISP, C++, IDL, Xt (XWindow
perl. As a Linux user, I always need some help with UNIX System Administration.
- I'm interested in: computer graphics, LISP, statistical
packages, 3-d graphics, LaTeX, emacs, symbolic manipulators (like Maple and
MuPad), public domain software.
- I'm not too interested in: Most DOS/Windows stuff; big
commercial software; and especially not interested in tv!
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