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Exploring Python

December 27, 2012

GHL has written two very nice Python-related posts. The first is for highly-technical readers who want to use the new Blaze package ("NumPy 2.0") so badly they'll do so even if it doesn't work yet -- and yes, I'm in that camp! Here are instructions for building Blaze. Note that due to its rapid development it's […]

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Puzzling the Dow

August 14, 2011

What is the probability that the sum of the digits of the Dow's change would add up to the 26 on three consecutive days?

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Installing Python, virtualenv, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib and IPython on Lion or Mountain Lion

August 12, 2011

A guide to installing Python, virtualenv, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib and IPython on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

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Trials of the early adopter

July 25, 2011

Update: this post is now completely obsolete. I've posted a much more comprehensive guide to installing Python, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib and IPython on Lion here. This post is meant as a public service announcement for an extremely small audience. If you don't think this is directed at you, then it almost certainly isn't. I'm happy […]

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Learn to program!

December 24, 2009

Following a post by Aleks Jakulin, I found a great site that presents an interactive Ruby prompt married to an extremely user-friendly tutorial: Try Ruby. I don't know Ruby at all, but I followed the tutorial for a bit and quickly felt comfortable with the basic syntax. I'm not a perfect candidate to judge this for […]

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Choropleths in R (yes, "choropleths")

November 12, 2009

Using R to recreate color-indexed maps of US unemployment data.

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