Saturday, October 20, 2012


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


  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".

    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.

  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.


    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.

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