MCL is the three-character identifier I chose to refer to
the Markov CLuster Process and Algorithm.
One time I searched the web for other uses of this identifier,
and it turns out these are plentiful.
"MCL algorithm" was probably one of the worst choices I could have made,
if I wanted the algorithm to be easily identifiable. Even in (Computer)
Science alone there are several uses for it, e.g.
Monte Carlo Localization, Modal Change Logic, and
Macintosh Common Lisp.
contains the 100+ results. Some excerpts:
Movement for Canadian Literacy,
Medial Collateral Ligament,
Macintosh Common Lisp,
Mission Critical Linux,
Moving Contact Lubricant,
and many more Movements, Multimedia,
Languages, Libraries, Leages, Limiteds, and Labs.
I reckon that MCL has more than its fair share of uses
compared to your avarage three-consonant-character string,
(Justin B Rye, John & Barbara Ranch - mostly names)
(Two-Way [X10 interface] Driver, Thinking With Diagrams,
Travelling-Wave Dielectrophoresis, The Warrior Descendants,
the Things We Do).
Is this true, and if so, has it something to do with the fact
that Roman MCL equals Arabic 1150?
On my HP Laserjet 1100, if I print a `.txt' file such as the ones
above under GNU/Linux, then 78x64 characters fit on an A4 page. This law
applies probably more generally than stated here: I expect
it to generalize in some of the dimensions
my, HP Laserjet 1100, I, `.txt' file, and GNU/Linux.
On the other hand (whichever the first was),
it might also depend on the print filter
that I use; I really don't have a clue at all.
Let's print that printcap entry (which was graciously selected
by Wouter Hanegraaff):