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Donald Knuth

American computer scientist

Donald Ervin Knuth ( kə-NOOTH; born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces. As a writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB and CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MIX/MMIX instruction set architectures. Knuth strongly opposes granting software patents, having expressed his opinion to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Organisation.
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works

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The Art of Computer Programming

series of tomes by Donald Knuth

author: Donald Knuth

1969

Surreal Numbers

mathematics book from Donald Knuth

author: Donald Knuth

1974

Computer modern typefaces

author: Donald Knuth

Surreal Numbers

author: Donald Knuth

articles

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A imaginary number system ( 1960 )

scientific article published in April 1960

author: Donald Knuth

The Complexity of Songs ( 1977 )

scientific article

author: Donald Knuth

ALGOL 60 confidential ( 1961 )

scientific article (publication date: June 1961)

author: Donald Knuth Jack N. Merner

A generalization of Dijkstra's algorithm ( 1977 )

scientific article (publication date: February 1977)

author: Donald Knuth

On the translation of languages from left to right ( 1965 )

scientific article (publication date: December 1965)

author: Donald Knuth

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