Donald Knuth


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Donald Knuth

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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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Using what he calls"the bible for computer technology," he rearranged every word in the first four volumes of Donald Knuth's 'The Art of Computer Programming' into alphabetical order, then enlarged all the o's and l's."You can imagine it's like one and zero, or open and closed," explained Riedel, who was interested in the resulting abstracted pattern covering some 5,000 square feet.
Donald Knuth, also 78, is a professor emeritus at Stanford University and the author of the influential multivolume The Art of Computer Programming.
DONALD KNUTH, a close friend of the late Solomon Wolf Golomb (who died on May 1), adds "Alas, our friend Sol has departed.
(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. Concise biographies of many mathematicians mentioned in the text are also included.
Imbalance in random binary trees has come into the spotlight when Donald Knuth posed it as a question of interest in his keynote address to the 2004 Workshop on Analysis of Algorithms, which convened at Berkeley, and the random climbing of tries has been a subject that authors revisit from time to time.
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. He pleaded with her to resume their relationship, then refused to work with her, threatened her, and brushed against her in a sexual manner several times.