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Re: [Cleveland-AI-ML-support-group] When to meet

From: Aki I.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:07 PM
Thanks Joe - for your contribution to this alias, and setting up a Wiki.

Gang - here is some fodder on languages

Languages:  Yes - LISP is excellent - but I believe that Peter Norvig teaches his students using Python as the language ... because it is much easier than LISP (not everyone can pick LISP up without a tremendous amount of effort), and fairly expressive.

Having said that, languages don't matter too much to me.  I prefer Python - but can use Clojure (a LISP variant) or Objective-C ... which is actually a very nice language with expressive power as well.   Lately, I'm focusing on Python and Objective-C ... but can use Ruby, or straight LISP (with a bit of a stretch ... it's not that straight forward for most - including me) ... whatever people want to use is ok by me.


On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Joe <[address removed]> wrote:
 Sounds Great. See you all on Saturday at 10. I created a wiki for the study group:

User: aiml
password: square

To edit or add pages create an account.

Micheal asked what languages would be used. The book uses pseudo code. I will be translating that into Lisp for additional study. I'm a Lisp evangelist because I believe it's the most concisely self programmable programming language. Lisp is used in the book 'Structure and Interpretation of computer programming' which has been called one of the most important programming books by Peter Norvig. Unfortunately that book can be long and challenging to work through, but one can learn similar material, and Lisp, with this much faster and easier book, 'Concrete Abstractions':

Paul Graham is one of the most famous and successful startup programmers and incubator directors, and is a strong proponent of Lisp, the original AI language:


--- On Wed, 8/24/11, Timmy Wilson <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Timmy Wilson <[address removed]>

Subject: Re: [Cleveland-AI-ML-support-group] When to meet
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 9:45 AM

 CrazeThe votes were pretty evenly distributed

3 morn
3 afternoon
2 night

Let's go w/ sat @ 10am

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