Friday, February 26, 2010

February roundup

63 total miles run on treadmill.  Lower than the monthly target for the 1000 miles goal until the year end but planning to catch up when spring shows up.  Optimistically canceled the gym membership by the end of the month.  We'll see how it goes...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekly roundup

25 miles this week. Next week will be short and then there is only another week this month.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Books I'm reading...

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk's latest book.  I'm reading the original in Turkish though I'm curious how the translation worked out.  Here is a link to amazon page.

Friday, February 5, 2010

20 miles for this week. Got used to the new treadmills and ankle pain disappeared.

Numerical Analysis articles...

Lanczos, C. J. "A Precision Approximation of the Gamma Function"
J. SIAM Numer. Anal. Ser. B, Vol. 1 1964. pp. 86-96 (2)

W. J. Cody "Rational Chebyshev Approximations for the Error Function"
Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 23, No. 107 (Jul., 1969), pp. 631-637

J. M. Blair, C. A. Edwards and J. H. Johnson
Rational Chebyshev Approximations for the Inverse of the Error Function
Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 30, No. 136 (Oct., 1976), pp. 827-830

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Books I'm reading...

The story of the Abebe Bikila, first person who won Olympic marathon gold medal twice (first was barefoot!)...
Here is the amazon link.