# John D'Errico

### Retired

DON'T contact me, as too many students then decide I am their personal consultant if I allow it. Anyway. I won't answer questions. PERIOD. I don't do your homework. I won't do consulting by mail. A retired mathematician, numerical analyst, woodworker, bridge player.

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