Robert W Floyd, In Memoriam

  title={Robert W Floyd, In Memoriam},
  author={D. Knuth},
  journal={SIGACT News},
  • D. Knuth
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science
  • SIGACT News
  • Nobody has influenced my scientific life more than Bob Floyd. Indeed, were it not for him, I might well have never become a computer scientist. In this note I’ll try to explain some of the reasons behind these statements, and to capture some of the spirit of old-time computer science. Instead of trying to reconstruct the past using only incidents that I think I remember, I will quote extensively from actual documents that were written at the time things happened. The remarks below are extracted… CONTINUE READING
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