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Improving the Balance

Jennifer Martin's recent article "Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance" reminded me that while we've been reporting the numbe...
January 22, 2015

Language Wars and Others

We often get asked, "Why do you teach [X]? Why don't you teach [Y]?" where X and Y are random permutations of Perl, Python, R, MATLAB, Julia, C++, and ...
January 14, 2015