Ilya Zakharevich on Wed, 3 Jul 2002 08:14:47 -0400

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Re: [gpdoc] Setting the frame ...

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 10:09:25AM +0000, Olivier Ramare wrote:
>   -- sometimes a part dedicated to the algorithm used
>      with references. That's a hard one.

Why references only?  IMO, all the algorithms should be at least
hinted at (a paragraph or two).  Having an alphabet soup of last names
does not help after the number of names to remember exceeds some

To give an example, take "Newton-Raphson method". In Russia it is
called "Newton method", so I needed to check the literature to see
what the "Raphson enhancement of the Newton method" could be ;-).