Donald Knuth


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Donald Knuth

(person)
Donald E. Knuth, the author of the TeX document formatting system, Metafont its font-design program and the 3 volume computer science "Bible" of algorithms, "The Art of Computer Programming".

Knuth suggested the name "Backus-Naur Form" and was also involved in the SOL simulation language, and developed the WEB literate programming system.

See also MIX, Turingol.
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Donald Knuth, also 78, is a professor emeritus at Stanford University and the author of the influential multivolume The Art of Computer Programming.
33) Donald Knuth, a computer scientist in whose books mathematics plays a prominent role, thought that film typesetting had significantly degraded the presentation of the mathematics that was contained within them.
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Professor Emeritus Donald Knuth was widely admired for his work on algorithms, former IBM Computer Scientist Ted Codd for his work on relational databases, and Viewpoints Research Institute President Alan Kay for his visionary leadership at Xerox PARC.
The puzzles originate with historical founders such as Archimedes and Pascal, as well as contemporary scientists and mathematicians such as John Littlewood, Paul Dirac, and Donald Knuth.
Donald Knuth, a computer science professor at Stanford, became disenchanted with the computer technology available for typesetting his books during his struggles to complete the two volumes of The art of computer programming (Addison-Wesley, 1997 and 1998).
In his classical book "The Art of Computer Programming", Donald Knuth (1997) states, "Not only do all good generators pass this test, all generators now known to be bad actually fail it".
Digital Typography can never repay the debt it owns to Donald Knuth He reproduces here the series of papers he wrote from 1977 onwards that reveal how he thought through and created TEX and Metafont.
In the latter case, Mary Lipphardt had been praised for her work and considered for a promotion until she ended her relationship with her supervisor, Donald Knuth.
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The two other finalists for the award were: Donald Knuth for his TeX and METAFONT systems, which developed a new paradigm for typesetting and for his technique of literate programming; and John Gilmore for his work with Cygnus Solutions, the first company dedicated to supporting free software, as well as for his continued championship of the Free Software movement.
Donald Knuth includes a lot of mathematics in his book "The Art of Programming," but this does not help the reader understand the programming methods he describes.