Brad C. Johnson

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Introduction Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs: Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to humans what we want the computer to do. In essence, this is the purpose of literate programming (LP for short). Such an environment reverses the notion(More)
In this short note, we establish the uniform integrability and pointwise convergence of an (unbounded) family of polynomials on the unit interval that arises in work on statistical density estimation using Bernstein polynomials. These results are proved by first establishing/generalizing some combinatorial and probability inequalities that rely on a new(More)
In this short note, we establish the uniform integrability and pointwise convergence of an (unbounded) family of polynomials on the unit interval that arises in work on statistical density estimation using Bernstein polynomials. These results are proved by first establish-ing/generalizing some combinatorial and probability inequalities that rely on a new(More)
A scalable four-step synthesis of the ornithine transcarbamylase inhibitor N(5)-phosphonoacetyl-l-ornithine (PALO) is achieved through boroxazolidinone protection of ornithine. Investigations in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae found that, in contrast to a previous report, PALO did not influence growth rate or expression of genes involved in(More)
Empirical testing of computer generated pseudo-random sequences is widely practiced. Extensions to the <italic>coupon collector's</italic> and <italic>gap</italic> tests are presented that examine the distribution and independence of radix-<italic>b</italic> digit patterns in sequences with modulo of the form <italic>b<supscrpt>w</supscrpt></italic>. An(More)
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