Re: algorithms for dance

Nick Rothwell (
16 Apr 1998 12:03:46 -0000

> >3. It is finite; there is a stated way to know when it's done.

> hmm, I hadn't realised that an infinite series by definition is not an
> algorithm. (And my dictionary confirms the finite bit).

Well, a series is not an algorithm, but computer science often deals
with non-terminating algorithms (for example: tree-walking algorithms
will fail to terminate on cyclic structures). The terminating property
is, in general, hard to determine and forms a branch of computer
science of its own.

        Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL            contemporary dance projects            music synthesis and control

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