Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I have learned that although mathematicians can "code" a solutions, it is often one that "works", but there is no guarantee that it will be the most efficient. This is what computer scientists study, and more often than not, they are the only ones concerned with efficiency/performance.

At some point, especially once a programmer gets through the learning curve for his language of choice, efficiency starts becoming a bigger focus by trying to figure out "better" ways of doing things.

I have worked with oceanographers, mathematicians, chemists, and physicists, and I can tell you from first hand experience that they are better suited at doing research than writing good/efficient code. Often times an experienced programmer, not necessarily with a CS background, can run circles around some of the crap that these otherwise smart people write. In fact, many of them have a problem in thinking that because the are experts in <insert your discipline here>, that they will write the best code; and therefore neglect to consult a *real* programmer. Oneday they realize that their code works but is crap, so they dump it on the computer guy to fix it - am I bitter? Of course not ;)

In reply to Re: Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines by perlfan
in thread Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines by Velaki

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (3)
    As of 2021-02-27 18:58 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found