### [2019-10-14] Mathematicians

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**Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:01 am**https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/mathematicians

I had to google the number in order to understand what this is about. It's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmi ... _algorithm

It's a matrix multiplication algorithm with time complexity O(n^2.3728639).

Strangely, the Wikipedia article just lists the complexity improvements made over the years, but doesn't describe the algorithm itself even a little.

Worth noting: the person who made the improvement mentioned in the comic is François Le Gall, who looks like this:

The comic shows a woman.

I had to google the number in order to understand what this is about. It's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmi ... _algorithm

It's a matrix multiplication algorithm with time complexity O(n^2.3728639).

Strangely, the Wikipedia article just lists the complexity improvements made over the years, but doesn't describe the algorithm itself even a little.

Worth noting: the person who made the improvement mentioned in the comic is François Le Gall, who looks like this:

The comic shows a woman.