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Donald Knuth

Data di nascita: 10. Gennaio 1938

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Donald Ervin Knuth è un informatico statunitense. Rinomato studioso di matematica , è professore emerito presso la Stanford University.

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„Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth, Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About
Foreword to the book A=B http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~wilf/AeqB.html (1996)

„An algorithm must be seen to be believed.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth, Leaders in Computing: Changing the digital world
Vol. I, Fundamental Algorithms, Section 1.1 (1968)

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„I can’t be as confident about computer science as I can about biology. Biology easily has 500 years of exciting problems to work on. It’s at that level.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth
Computer Literacy Bookshops Interview http://karthikr.wordpress.com/2006/04/06/donald-knuth-%e2%80%94-computer-literacy-bookshops-interview-1993/ Computer Literacy Bookshops Interview (1993) On why bioinformatics is very exciting

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„The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth
Jack Woehr. An interview with Donald Knuth http://www.drdobbs.com/an-interview-with-donald-knuth/184409858. Dr. Dobb's Journal, pages 16-22 (April 1996)

„How can you own [... ] numbers? Numbers belong to the world.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth
In his video account on the creation of TeX http://www.webofstories.com/people/donald.knuth/52?o=SH, he comments that Xerox offered to allow him to use their equipment, but that the fonts he created would belong to them.

„Trees sprout up just about everywhere in computer science...“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth
Vol. IV - A, Combinatorial Algorithms, Section 4.2.1.6 (2011)

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