C9 Lectures: Graham Hutton - How To Be More Productive

Play C9 Lectures: Graham Hutton - How To Be More Productive

The Discussion

• Nice! To be added to the G+ C9 FP page.

• I wrote a computer program which can do similar reasoning and can solve (or at least analyze) many mathematical (and not only mathematical) problems.

So I really believe that it possible to be more productive due to that and similar presentations.
My program is more productive this way.

• I just came across this paper, "A fixed point theorem for L^1 spaces" the other day, and now this lecture, both involving Banach fixed point theorem, so they must be related(??). Here's the layman's news article about it:  "Mathematics: Mapping a fixed point".  I'd be very interested to see if Dr. Hutton has anything to say about it, or any other Niners.

Thanks for the great content, as always.

• Many thanks for the pointer Richard! I hadn't seen this paper, and it looks interesting.

• @Graham Hutton:  No problem.  I don't understand it all yet, but I hope it helps somehow.  Looking forward to more lectures.  Thanks for all the time and effort.

• As always a nice exposition of something quite interesting.

Generator functions and the principle that the next value in the stream can only depend upon earlier values made me think of many mathematical analyses such as moving averages - any thoughts on how this might be applicable in the time series data domain such as financial data or high frequency sensor data for detecting trends, anomalies, etc...

Its nice to see the old guys from the FP groups springing up on channel 9. What with Benedict Gaster a few months ago, yourself now, when are we going to see Mark Jones?

• Colin, that's funny, I just watched this too, we're all popping out of the woodwork...

Graham, my only thought, probably not interesting, was whether anyone has trawled through Bertrand Russell's PM; probably hard going, but he must have used all sorts of clever constructions and maybe some translate into FP?

• I will give five stars to every talk about y-combinator.

The explanation of subject of how-to-make-a-next-item vs. what-is-the-formula is not trivial for basic mathematics school-teachers, so it may need more research.

But I wouldn't say that "generator function" (that makes next items) are plain easier. They may seem easier to construct (as their construction process is usually imperative), but... It doesn't mean that you will find the right pattern-match by accident.