Some articles on function, functions:
... Eval is a function evaluator that can include calls to user-defined functions ... (These functions may have side-effects such as changing the values of global variables.) Execute executes one or more colon-separated statements, which can change global state ... To support calling of user-defined functions, one must first initialize the control with the AddCode method, which loads a string (or a string resource ...
... The seven-member Iowa Supreme Court has many important responsibilities ... The Court is the "court of last resort" or the highest court in the Iowa state court system ...
... all fields (Q, R, C, finite fields Fq...) are unit rings, and the set of all functions from a set I into a unit ring is once again a unit ring for pointwise multiplication ... Most spaces of (test) functions used in analysis are rings without a unit (for pointwise multiplication), because these functions usually must decrease to 0 at infinity, so there cannot be a ...
... government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency ... The functions of an agency are normally executive in character, since different types of organization (such as commissions) are normally used for advisory functions ...
Famous quotes related to functions:
“Nobody is so constituted as to be able to live everywhere and anywhere; and he who has great duties to perform, which lay claim to all his strength, has, in this respect, a very limited choice. The influence of climate upon the bodily functions ... extends so far, that a blunder in the choice of locality and climate is able not only to alienate a man from his actual duty, but also to withhold it from him altogether, so that he never even comes face to face with it.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“The mind is a finer body, and resumes its functions of feeding, digesting, absorbing, excluding, and generating, in a new and ethereal element. Here, in the brain, is all the process of alimentation repeated, in the acquiring, comparing, digesting, and assimilating of experience. Here again is the mystery of generation repeated.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“One of the most highly valued functions of used parents these days is to be the villains of their childrens lives, the people the child blames for any shortcomings or disappointments. But if your identity comes from your parents failings, then you remain forever a member of the child generation, stuck and unable to move on to an adulthood in which you identify yourself in terms of what you do, not what has been done to you.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)
“In todays world parents find themselves at the mercy of a society which imposes pressures and priorities that allow neither time nor place for meaningful activities and relations between children and adults, which downgrade the role of parents and the functions of parenthood, and which prevent the parent from doing things he wants to do as a guide, friend, and companion to his children.”
—Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)