Last Updated: July 23, 2004

Beethoven. Produced using Mathematica by Terry Robb.

The dark side...

Name: Francisco Cribari-Neto. Home Country: Brazil. Native Language: Portuguese.

Political Inclination: Civil libertarian. By the way, here is a link to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore at his best!). Can you think of a more powerful movie?

Movie to Avoid: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

Influences: Hannah Arendt, Octavio Paz, José Guilherme Merquior.

Favorite Painters: Among others, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Wassily Kandinsky and Frida Kahlo. Here is a link to the Web page of a phenomenal Brazilian painter: João Camara. Check it out. Another excellent Brazilian painter: Siron Franco.

Favorite Place: Anywhere close to the ocean... Exception to the rule: Blackwell's bookstore in Oxford.

Friends' Home Pages: Anil Bera, Ken Brown, David Clarke, Jonathan Newman, Silvia Ferrari, Kyle Kauffman, Patrick McEwan, Roger Koenker.

Favorite Newsgroups: comp.lang.c (C programming), comp.os.linux.misc (Linux stuff), (Windows NT), comp.text.tex (TeX and LaTeX), sci.econ.research (research in economics), sci.math.num-analysis (numerical analysis), sci.math.symbolic (symbolic math), sci.stat.math (mathematical stats).

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