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  • From: REECE_D <REECE+_D%A1%Electromagnetic_Sciences at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 95 11:04 EST

   This is just a question that I have been wondering about.  Frequently 
when a problem is posed on this group, the way the "best" solution is 
defined is by timing alone.  I have always thought one of the appeals about 
MMA is how naturally a solution flows from the typical pencil and paper 
approach.  Frequently this doesn't lead to the fastest solution but 
definitely the easiest to read.  When the solution takes advantage of a 
more cryptic technique, the readability suffers.  How does everyone feel 
about using timing as the primary yard stick?  How often do you run into 
calculations where timing becomes a problem?
   Just for my curiosity,

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