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Irving Kaplansky (1917 - 2006)
We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free, but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.
Paul Halmos: Celebrating 50 Years of Mathematics.
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