Comments - Is Algebra Necessary? | New York Times - AnalyticBridge2018-02-20T19:33:11Zhttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/comment/feed?attachedTo=2004291%3ABlogPost%3A205186&xn_auth=noVincent. I think you place t…tag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2012-08-17:2004291:Comment:2078812012-08-17T01:29:22.359ZRalph Wintershttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/RalphWinters
<p>Vincent. I think you place too much trust in the machines. Even if you do not know the intricacies of GLM, you still need to utilize the fact that X**2 is typically greater than x*2 when developing or interpreting a statistical model, a skill that is basically covered in an algebra curriculum (inequalities). I would hate for people to lose that.</p>
<p>Vincent. I think you place too much trust in the machines. Even if you do not know the intricacies of GLM, you still need to utilize the fact that X**2 is typically greater than x*2 when developing or interpreting a statistical model, a skill that is basically covered in an algebra curriculum (inequalities). I would hate for people to lose that.</p> I think Algebra will become s…tag:www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com,2012-08-16:2004291:Comment:2077892012-08-16T20:14:56.561ZVincent Granvillehttps://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville
<p>I think Algebra will become something like Assembly Language back in 1970: something fantastic that everybody was learning at school 40 years ago, but that got replaced by compilers (AKA algorithms that translate assembly language into high level languages such as Python or Java). The need for Assembly programmers disappeared in 1980.</p>
<p>The same thing is happening to Algebra. Only a few experts need to know the deep mathematical details. In the future, you'll be able to do very advanced…</p>
<p>I think Algebra will become something like Assembly Language back in 1970: something fantastic that everybody was learning at school 40 years ago, but that got replaced by compilers (AKA algorithms that translate assembly language into high level languages such as Python or Java). The need for Assembly programmers disappeared in 1980.</p>
<p>The same thing is happening to Algebra. Only a few experts need to know the deep mathematical details. In the future, you'll be able to do very advanced statistical analyses thanks to improved stats software - even if you have no idea what an eigenvalue is. Indeed, I'm one of the guys trying to develop such statistical software solutions. The GLM (General Linear Model - AKA traditional regression) is dying fast, it will be replaced by something else (I'm working on it!) that does not require deep mathematical knowledge.</p>