Painful lesson of the day: whenever you want to find a stationary point of a function, first make sure to study thoroughly whether you want to find a minimum, a maximum, or a saddle point.
This will probably spare yourself some time trying to minimize a function that has a saddle point but no minimum.
(yes, that's what just happened to me, and I won't tell you how much time I spent on it for it is way too long)
Imagine being a top mathematician working on number theory, continued fractions, and stochastic processes, and only being remembered because of dumb chatbots. #markov
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PhD student in LIRIS, Université Lyon 1, France
Interested in optimal transport and lambda-calculus
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