User talk:Shuisman

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Hi. Welcome to RC, but could you always add a summary of your edits before you submit them.

On RC we tend not to add timings to entries. They tend to be hard to compare or reproduce by others. Were we do allow timings it is usually as a general comparison of two implementations in the same language on the same machine where there are differences that can be rounded to say 10x, 100x or 100x speedups etc.

Thanks again for contributing. --Paddy3118 (talk) 19:55, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

totient function

In the Rosetta Code task   totient function,   you added an alternative much faster way of finding the number of primes up to a specified number.

Counting primes wasn't the point of the task.   The counting the primes is a method of validating   if   the   totient function   was coded (programmed) correctly such that it should correctly yield the number of primes up to a specified number (inclusive).     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 22:28, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Mathematica/Wolfram Language markup

Hi, I notice that you have been going in and changing a lot of the =={{Mathematica}}== language headers to =={{header|Mathematica}}/{{header|Wolfram Language}}==.

While I don't really care much one way or the other, a few questions arise.

  • Is there any difference between Mathematica and Wolfram Language (as far as programming languages go)? I was under the impression that Mathematica was the computational environment and Wolfram Language was the language used to interact with it. If so, why two different categories? Seems like you can't really use one (as a programming language) without the other. Really should pick one as the programming language and make the other a redirect pointing to it. (and then convert ALL of the task headers to only point to the one chosen as the programming language.
  • If that isn't going to happen, could you at least use consistent header markup on the tasks? Either =={{header|Mathematica}}/{{header|Wolfram Language}}== or =={{header|Mathematica}} / {{header|Wolfram Language}}== (spaces around forward solidus). I don't care which, but having them both ways makes it impossible (well... extremely difficult...) to automate tooling to link into them.

I don't want to discourage you from going in and cleaning these up, I am actually grateful that there is someone knowledgeable that nominally cares; I just want to steer you into a direction that actually improves the site. Thanks. --Thundergnat (talk) 10:33, 25 June 2021 (UTC)