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well,
when I was working/playing in the field of compilers (long time ago), some set theory was used, however, when designing the different algorithms for the various treewalks (lots of tree walks and list processing) at least one eye was on the big O. Especially for one pass load and go compilers speed was essential (and at that time computers were not that fast) but optimizations were more related to clever programming than algorithms (e.g. the design of a set representation strongly depends on what you want to do with the set and its elements).

In my current (hobby) workingarea, software defined radio, both calculus and discrete mathematics are needed.
Processing samples - with lots of fourier transforms and some laplace transformations for the filters - is basically calculus oriented. Of course one needs to look at performance: you do not want to miss too many samples, but handling performance is also here more an engineering issue than an algorithmic issue.

Translating samples to bits and handling bits is - seen from a math position - different, viterbi decoding is a major component, as is Reed Solomon decoding, the latter using algebra (group theory). But also here, the final performance largely depends - next to selecting
decent algorithms - on clever programming and decent engineering.

But fortunately, for most of these "math" components there exists libraries (and one
can write its own),

But, the math, both the calculus and the discrete math, are basically fun to understand
and it is always a learning experience to write a library component for it.
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