Daniel Lakeland on What is a Gaussian?: “Thanks! It's interesting how people rediscover the same ideas in different contexts. ” May 4, 09:56

Corey on What is a Gaussian?: “So it turns out this is basically Khintchineâ€™s theorem for unimodality (described here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/214996/unimodal-distribution-as-a-product-with-a-uniform-variable ). ” May 4, 09:36

Daniel Lakeland on Recommended Reading IST: “Also I agree with you about the importance of numerical analysis and functional analysis in understanding the connections between algebra …” May 4, 08:59

Daniel Lakeland on Recommended Reading IST: “Smooth infinitesimal analysis where an infinitesimal $$\epsilon \ne 0$$ has the property $$\epsilon^2 = 0$$ is very different indeed. It …” May 4, 06:48

ojm on Recommended Reading IST: “Having another look, it seems like if I was to use infinitesimals then the version I prefer (eg leading to …” May 4, 00:08

ojm on Recommended Reading IST: “Fair enough.
RE programming, I think this is another one with a division. I only really appreciated the beauty of …” May 3, 23:00

Daniel Lakeland on Recommended Reading IST: “I think it all has to do with how you eat your corn:
http://bentilly.blogspot.com/2010/08/analysis-vs-algebra-predicts-eating.html
I eat corn sometimes in rows across, …” May 3, 21:09

ojm on Recommended Reading IST: “I find nonstandard analysis instinctively unappealing but I'm not sure why. Having said that, some of the stuff I've seen …” May 3, 20:51