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Blundered across a FORTRAN subroutine published 1965, for computing values of elliptic integrals.  About 40 lines of code.  Arithmetic IF statements (7 or 8 of them).  GOTO statements (8 or 9 of those).  A DIMENSION statement (two three-element floating-point arrays).  No indentation (aside from the 6 columns required by FORTRAN): it's all left-justified.  And NO FREAKIN' COMMENTS!!!

 

None this limp-wristed latter-day pointer nonsense.

 

EDIT: I have printed the two pages (out of an image PDF) and tacked those up on my door, with the heading "Eldritch Horrors from Before the Beginning of (UNIX) Time".

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48 minutes ago, Old Man said:

But you haven't posted it here...

 

It's in a 50-page image PDF, and I'm in class right now.  I'll extract it and post it later today, I hope.

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The pair of graphs in the Funny Pictures thread has me thinking back, trying to remember if I have ever used a pie chart, ever, for anything, since high school.  I use bar graphs for histograms all the time, but I don't think I use them in any other way.  Pie charts, though ... never, and I think it's because there's no good way to show uncertainties in that format.

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HA!!  Those mindless illegitimate nematode droppings which are IT here STILL have the print queue stopped, BUT they left an overlooked opening in their Great Wall of Moronitude.  You CAN plug a thumb drive into a printer and print from that.

 

Once I realized (and succeeded with) that, I burst into song.  To the tune of "Clementine",

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Stupid f***heads,

Stupid f***heads,

Stupid f***heads,

Clementine,

Our I.T. are stupid f***heads,

Stupid f***heads,

Clementine.

 

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Having hit the students with time-dependent behavior on Monday, today it'll be intrinsically three-dimensional problems.  Time dependence for that can wait a week or so.

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