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Category Theory

I don’t know anything about category theory, but asides about it occur so often in my daily practice that I really should; moreover, since i frequently see it apply to formal syntax and network descriptions, two areas I am interested in, I am probably therefore missing some important tools from my toolbox if I don’t look it up.

However, I probably won’t; my supervisor is of the opinion that reading mathematics is a waste of time that gets in the way of building maximally parsimonious models. (I suspect we harbour different definitions of parsimonious.)

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