3:17 AM
quick check: Bulirsch-Stoer isn't symplectic, right?

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6:01 AM
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I can't seem to find instruction anywhere on how to use Mathjax or whatever it is called to correctly format equations etc. I remember seeing a list but can't locate it on the site

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12:49 PM
I wonder what @dmckee removed back there?!! :P

1:45 PM
@ChrisWhite Oh why did I Google that?
It led me to this awful code: unige.ch/~hairer/prog/nonstiff/odex.f
They use goto :(
And even wrote in the comments with small corrections in 2009
Why make corrections to such a code? Why not write it from scratch in a modern language?

2:21 PM
I don't have a physics.SE account, but I wanted to point out that the following question:
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Can someone explain to me what real world applications could potentially benefit from the study of quantum random walks? I have researched a fair amount on how quantum walks operate and their properties but I would like to know the end goal of studying them at a deep level? Is it simply for the ...

is a simultaneous cross-post of a cstheory question (that has an answer):
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Can someone explain to me what real world applications could potentially benefit from the study of quantum random walks? I have researched a fair amount on how quantum walks operate and their properties but I would like to know the end goal of studying them at a deep level? Is it simply for the ...

Not sure if you guys have policies about simultaneous cross-posts, but we do over on cstheory. So I thought I'd bring it your attention @ManishEarth @DavidZ @dmckee @Qmechanic

(that it was a cross post)

3:01 PM
@Waffle'sCrazyPeanut A partial correct, partial relevant comment on something that was said hours before my post. When I realized it couldn't be repair in a sentence or two I decided not to inject confusion into the matter.
@KyleKanos joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html Generally safer to migrate such code a little at a time.
Oddly that was one of the articles that had me keeping an eye on what Joel was posting around the time that he and Jeff proposed Stack Overflow in the first place. So it is largely responsible for my low user number.

@dmckee I've read that before, but I disagree in some circumstances.
Surely he's right that writing MS Word from scratch was a bad idea
But writing an open-source code that is meant for others to use/abuse should be written in a readable context. F77 is far from readable

Y'all seen our new dynamic ad?

@ArtemKaznatcheev thanks. We agree that simultaneous cross-posting is bad but I don't think we have a specific policy on it. I'll just close our version for now, for being a cross-post, and if we want to deal with it in a different way later, we can do that.

@EmilioPisanty That's pretty cool.
I wonder, though, if we could lower that number.

Well vote this guy up!

3:11 PM
Done

@KyleKanos thank you!
@DavidZ Sure thing, I guess we will wait for the OP.