Tag Archives: Python

What I’m Reading on 03/31/2014

GNU Octave “GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 03/20/2014

20 essential WordPress plugins | Econsultancy “This is the eighth and final instalment (for now) in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively experienced expert, which will feature many helpful … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/18/2014

Profiling Python Programs | Red Hat Developer Blog “For RHEL6 and newer distributions tools are available to profile Python code and to generate dynamic call graphs of a program’s execution. Flat profiles can be obtained with the cProfile module and … Continue reading

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Map and Elevation Data

For a small personal project I’m starting, I wanted to get elevation data for the area surrounding our property in upstate New York. A quick web search yielded the The National Map website, a service of the US Geological Survey. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/27/2013

Recap of Jessica McKellar’s presentation: Python in the Enterprise | opensource.com “Python, the programming language, is an open source, volunteer-driven project. Historically viewed as a scripting language (think: slow), the Python of today has developed into a robust and responsive … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/26/2013

Japan’s exam-taking robot does alright on mathematic test run — Tech News and Analysis “A Japanese project aimed at creating a computer system smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo entrance exam scored above average on a recent test … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/20/2013

Monty Python Troupe to Reunite for Live Shows – NYTimes.com “A certain Norwegian Blue parrot is still dead, nearly 44 years after it shuffled off its mortal coil and joined the choir invisible in a famous television comedy sketch. But … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/22/2013

Dinner Is Printed – NYTimes.com “THE hype over 3-D printing intensifies by the day. Will it save the world? Will it bring on the apocalypse, with millions manufacturing their own AK-47s? Or is it all an absurd hubbub about a … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/31/2013

Researchers reverse-engineer the Dropbox client: What it means – TechRepublic “There were doubts about being able to reverse engineer heavily-obfuscated applications written in Python. Two researchers have removed all doubt by reverse engineering the immensely popular Dropbox client. “ tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/21/2013

Python Software Foundation wins a battle for the Python name | Python – InfoWorld “The Python Software Foundation (PSF) announced it has reached a settlement with POBox Hosting Ltd. of the United Kingdom over the latter’s trademark application for the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2013

Ned Batchelder: Python parsing tools “A few years ago, I went looking for Python parsing tools. I spent a long time researching the various options. When I was done, I had a cheat sheet on the different alternatives. This is … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/07/2013

Python gets a big data boost from DARPA | ITworld “DARPA (the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has awarded $3 million to software provider Continuum Analytics to help fund the development of Python‘s data processing and visualization capabilities for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/18/2011

Richard Dawkins’s science book for kids, illustrated by Dave McKean – Boing Boing “Richard Dawkins has a new kids’ book coming out in October called The Magic of Reality, which explains just how gosh-darned awesome the actual scientifically explained world … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/07/2010

Why MIT switched from Scheme to Python | Wisdom and Wonder “Costanza asked Sussman why MIT had switched away from Scheme for their introductory programming course, 6.001. This was a gem. He said that the reason that happened was because … Continue reading

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What’s holding back presentation software?

I can’t think of one thing I do with presentation software today other than creating PDFs that I didn’t do ten years ago. We have Microsoft PowerPoint, we have OpenOffice.org Impress, and IBM‘s Symphony. Over on the Mac we have … Continue reading

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Math apps and the updated iOS Developer Program License Agreement

Apple‘s changes to the iOS Developer Program License Agreement resolve some issues but still contain confusing elements for those who might want to develop sophisticated apps such as those for mathematical computation. As I first discovered this morning in a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/11/2010

Open source Ruby, Python hit rocky ground at Microsoft – IronPython, IronRuby, Microsoft, .net – Techworld “Microsoft’s open source IronRuby and IronPython projects are shrouded in a dubious future as the last of the full-time IronRuby developers departed the company … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/22/2010

WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House “As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we’re releasing some of the custom code we’ve developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/16/2010

10 Simple Google Search Tricks – NYTimes.com “I’m always amazed that more people don’t know the little tricks you can use to get more out of a simple Google search. Here are 10 of my favorites.” tags: google, search, tricks, … Continue reading

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Math software, dynamic languages, and the iPad

Will issues around multitasking and the new restrictions on the use of dynamic languages stop the Apple iPad from being used as a serious device for mathematical and scientific software? Several days ago I did a blog post about how … Continue reading

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Math software in the age of the iPad and other tablets

Will the next generation of tablets lead to new and better user interfaces for mathematical software? Will this encourage the use of tablets in education? Back in the 80s and 90s I was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/01/2010

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Expands Technology Innovation Spanning Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments – MarketWatch “Red Hat, Inc. (RHT 29.27, +0.34, +1.18%) , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the fifth update … Continue reading

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On highly customizing that open source code

Several weeks ago at OSBC I posed a serious of “hard questions” about open source software. They weren’t meant to demean it, of course, but were really to say that software for the enterprise needs to be held to very … Continue reading

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Open source game engines for Linux

My recent post about Linux and video games has gotten quite a few hits, so while I was on a three hour flight today I thought it would useful to later put together a list of free and open source … Continue reading

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Daily Links for Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Morning Edition

Open Source Munich administration switches to OpenDocument FormatThe H Open Source: News and Features Also see my blog entry “Update on sharing documents”. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl has posted on his … Continue reading

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