37 thoughts
last posted Jan. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

14 earlier thoughts


Cayley not only introduced the term "tree" (in the CS sense) to the english language in 1857, he did so as a computer scientist:

  • his motivation was abstract parses of concrete syntax
  • his investigation distinguishes between commutative and associative operations, and
  • his trees have their roots at the top, and their branches opening downwards!

22 later thoughts