I have worked as a math professor, programmer, consultant, manager, and statistician. I enjoy combining these skills and experiences to solve problems and see the solutions carried out.
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Aaron Evans condensed a good deal of software engineering experience down to less than 140 characters: It’s amazing how much cleaner your code looks the third time writing it. First time, hack; Second over-engineer; Third = goldilocks.
From Saunders MacLane: Now the discovery of ideas as general as these is chiefly the willingness to make a brash or speculative abstraction, in this case supported by the pleasure of purloining words from the philosophers: “Category” from Aristotle and Kant, “Functor’ from Carnap …, and “natural transformation” from the current informal parlance.
All measures of programming language popularity are indirect and controversial. There’s no consensus on the best way to measure popularity, even if we could gather any data we want. Still, measures of popularity based on data, especially combining several kinds of data, are more useful than personal impressions. According to the normalized comparison chart on […]
Michael Fogus posted on Twitter this morning Computing: the only industry that becomes less mature as more time passes. The immaturity of computing is used to excuse every ignorance. There’s an enormous body of existing wisdom but we don’t care. I don’t know whether computing is becoming less mature, though it may very well be […]
Sweave and Pweave are programs that let you embed R and Python code respectively into LaTeX files. You can display the source code, the result of running the code, or both. lhs2TeX is roughly the Haskell analog of Sweave and Pweave. This post takes the sample code I wrote for Sweave and Pweave before and […]
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