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