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... Nonetheless, the availability of the code (or proof) can be tremendously helpful to verify or re-implement the method. It is indeed much easier to verify a result (with the initial code or proof), then it is to produce from nothing (this is perhaps most poignantly illustrated by the longevity of the lack of proof for Fermat's last theorem (Wikipedia, 2020).) ...
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