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The Future: Today

Two papers appeared on my radar this week that give a taste of the kind of science we want everyone to be able to do in five years' time. The first, ...
September 27, 2013

Code and Data for the Social Sciences

Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro have written an excellent guide "Code and Data in the Social Sciences". It's short (only 38 pages), very readable...
September 26, 2013

How Much Testing Is Enough?

When we teach testing, we are sometimes asked, "How much is enough?" The short answer is, "It depends." To help construct a longer answer, we'd like to fin...
September 24, 2013

PyCon 2014 Proposal

I submitted this proposal to PyCon 2014—win or lose, I hope to see you all there. Submitted by: Greg Wilson Category: ...
September 15, 2013