Douglas McIlroy

1932 - Today

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Malcolm Douglas McIlroy (born 1932) is a mathematician, engineer, and programmer. As of 2019 he is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. McIlroy is best known for having originally proposed Unix pipelines and developed several Unix tools, such as spell, diff, sort, join, graph, speak, and tr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas McIlroy has received more than 225,180 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Douglas McIlroy is the 735th most popular mathematician (down from 658th in 2019), the 7,915th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,020th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Douglas McIlroy ranks 735 out of 828Before him are Maxim Kontsevich, Ngô Bảo Châu, Carl Gustav Axel Harnack, D. R. Kaprekar, Jørgen Pedersen Gram, and Alberto Calderón. After him are Horace Lamb, Roger Apéry, George Peacock, Volker Strassen, Georges de Rham, and Svetlana Gannushkina.

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Among people born in 1932, Douglas McIlroy ranks 354Before him are Marguerite Pindling, Fazu Aliyeva, Jerry Unser Jr., William Christopher, Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, and Mark Murphy. After him are Mike Hodges, Robert L. Forward, Robert Coover, Kurt Oppelt, Vasily Belov, and Max Streibl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas McIlroy ranks 7,915 out of 15,968Before him are Isaac Kashdan (1905), Gary L. Francione (1954), Liz Torres (1947), Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864), Charlie Puth (1991), and Ford Konno (1933). After him are Eldridge Cleaver (1935), Chris Stein (1950), Ray Bryant (1931), Jessica Jung (1989), Martin Dempsey (1952), and Steven Mnuchin (1962).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Douglas McIlroy ranks 56Before him are Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879), Joseph Keller (1923), Kenneth Appel (1932), Dennis Sullivan (1941), Gregory Chaitin (1947), and Rudy Rucker (1946). After him are Barry Mazur (1937), Richard Garfield (1963), Marshall Harvey Stone (1903), Hassler Whitney (1907), Garrett Birkhoff (1911), and Marston Morse (1892).