The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.
Richard Hamming (1962) Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers. Preface
Typing is no substitute for thinking.Richard Hamming
In science if you know what you are doing you should not be doing it.In engineering if you do not know what you are doing you should not be doing it.Of course, you seldom, if ever, see the pure state.Richard Hamming
The Postulates of Mathematics Were Not on the Stone Tablets that Moses Brought Down from Mt. Sinai.Richard Hamming
If the prior distribution, at which I am frankly guessing, has little or no effect on the result, then why bother; and if it has a large effect, then since I do not know what I am doing how would I dare act on the conclusions drawn?Richard Hamming