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Algorithms and Nasal Structures (1998)
Lois H. Gresh

Contributed by "William E. Emba"

This short story appears "in Aboriginal Science Fiction, Summer 1998. CS grad student is having trouble programming sheep odors. The story competently uses real programming terminology (stacks, queues, etc). Includes a wee bit of trigonometry.

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GenreScience Fiction,
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