Sunday, January 24, 2010

Seasonal poetry

Burns night is almost upon us so for the select few who appreciate Burns and mathematics here is Tim Davis's the Mouseholder QR:
Wee, sparsest, QR-factored Matrix,
O, what a panic's in my math tricks!
Thou need na space thine eigs like hay sticks
Wi' ditherin' low-bits!
I wad be laith to rin a quick fix,
Wi' murd'rin' page hits!

(or at least the first verse) read the whole thing - preferably with the correct accent - you'll find an mp3 on the linked page.

1 comment:

Suem said...

I am OK with the Burns ( pretty much) so I conclude it must be the maths that left me baffled.