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Donald Knuth

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Enero 1938


Donald Ervin Knuth es uno de los más reconocidos expertos en ciencias de la computación por su fructífera investigación dentro del análisis de algoritmos y compiladores.[1]​

Es Profesor Emérito de la Universidad de Stanford.[2]​

Frases Donald Knuth

„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] (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)


„The important thing, once you have enough to eat and a nice house, is what you can do for others, what you can contribute to the enterprise as a whole.“

— Donald Ervin Knuth
Jack Woehr. [ An interview with Donald Knuth]. Dr. Dobb's Journal, pages 16-22 (April 1996)


„The psychological profiling [of a programmer] is mostly the ability to shift levels of abstraction, from low level to high level. To see something in the small and to see something in the large.“

— Donald Ervin Knuth
Jack Woehr. [ An interview with Donald Knuth]. Dr. Dobb's Journal, pages 16-22 (April 1996)

„Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.“

— Donald Ervin Knuth
Donald Knuth's [ webpage] states the line was used to end a memo entitled Notes on the van Emde Boas construction of priority deques: An instructive use of recursion (1977)


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

— Donald Ervin Knuth
In his [ video account on the creation of TeX], he comments that Xerox offered to allow him to use their equipment, but that the fonts he created would belong to them.

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