This web site is named after Levi ben Gershon (Gersonides), philosopher, Talmudist, mathematician, astronomer/astrologer (1288–1344). My father always told me I was a descendant of Levi Ben Gershon. I have no way of knowing if this is true, but when I realized the internet was already using the original name of my program,"JStat" for various things, and that Levi Ben Gershon (aka Gersonides) had written a book on calculation, I decided to name the web site "Gersonides".

Technologies used in constructing this web site include Django, Python, R, and Cairo.

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