Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mathgen

H/T to my colleague, Martin Farnham, for drawing my attention to Mathgen.
 
Thanks to Nate Eldridge, a mathematician at Cornell University, who blogs at That's Mathematics!, you can randomly generate your own mathematics research paper!
 
In fact, a Mathgen-generated was recently accepted for publication at one of those pseudo-journals that seem to have sprouted with a vengeance of late. If you weren't convinced already that these publishing outlets should be avoided like the plague, this ought to do it for you!
 
Just for funzies, I decided to solicit Mathgen's assistance in writing my own paper. It took just a few seconds, and you can read it here. Constructive comments are welcomed, of course. Just don't ask me what the title means.
I have a feeling that this is going to be a particularly productive weekend!
 
(As Martin suggested to me, this is every journal editor's new nightmare!)
 

© 2012, David E. Giles

5 comments:

  1. More fun and games? However...I did a fast skim of the intro, and the some what random use of "therefore"'s made me wonder about the "author".

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    1. Thank you for your very helpful comment. I'm sure I'll have to revise the paper, and at that point I'll take mosr care over the use of language.

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  2. Hi Dave,

    I work at UWS as a lecturer. I came across a book by Bill Rao and VK Srivastava and found the title interesting - The Econometrics of Disequilibrium Models. Bill used (he is no more) to tell me that Srivastava was a good econometrician. Could you please shed some light on Srivastava's contributions.

    Cheers,
    Sriram

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    1. Siriam - I'll be happy to do this. This deserves a short post of its own. Viren was a good friend and a wonderful co-author.
      DG

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    2. Sirram - see the post on 26 October, 2012.

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