Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/27/2015

ISSAC 2016 – International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2016 will be the 41st meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/08/2015

Fields Institute – East Coast Computer Algebra Day “The East Coast Computer Algebra Day (ECCAD) is a one-day meeting for those interested in computer algebra and symbolic mathematical computation. It provides opportunities to learn and to share new results and current work in progress. The schedule includes invited speakers along…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 07/29/2015

Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize Call for Nominations “The 6th Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering for Computer Algebra will be awarded at The Fields Institute in October 2015. The Prize will consist of a plaque and a cash award of $1,000. “ tags: m richard…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/07/2015

The Top 5 Challenges Facing Big Data Startups Today “But as attractive as the big data space is, it can be a tricky sector for new entrepreneurs. Consider that 66 percent of all startups fail within the first 12 months. Though big data businesses may feel confident that they’re entering…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/02/2015

Rise Of The Quants – Again | TechCrunch “Taking advantage of these opportunities isn’t easy. It requires a tight interlock between knowing the business problem worth tackling and the technical skills to actually tackle them – data, technology and algorithms.” tags: m quants SymPy “SymPy is a Python library for…

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What I’m Reading on 07/03/2014

Maxima on Android – Android Apps on Google Play “Maxima, a full featured computer algebra system, now runs on your Android mobile devices. Maxima, and its predecessor Macsyma is one of the most long-established software in the world, back in 1960s at MIT LCS and Project Mac. You can perform…

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on vacation? Somewhat chronologically, here are many of the languages I’ve…

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Conference: ISSAC 2013

This conference is included in my list of Upcoming Events and Conferences. “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2013 is the 38th meeting in the series. The conference traditionally presents a range of invited speakers,…

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Symbolic computation in the small: Math on mobile

What are the main considerations when designing a math system or library that can do symbolic computation on mobile devices? I’ve written several times about math apps on mobile devices but, inspired by a blog post by Ismael Ghalimi, I want to comment a bit about how one might do…

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New year, newish job

As of the end of December, I’ve been with IBM for 30 years. That seems like a lot, but I think you just sort of wake up one day and discover that time has gone by, you’ve been working, your career has been advancing, your kids are no longer little,…

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