Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

Recent posts

Please Help the Hunter Family

We are very sad to report that John Hunter, the principal author of the widely-used Python plotting package Matplotlib, is losing his battle with cancer. If ...
August 29, 2012

Linking Forward From a Bibliography?

This web site's bibliography lists 116 papers related in some way to the practice of scientific computing. I'd like to know: what related papers I've missed...
August 29, 2012

A Problem With Badges

We issued the first learning badges for Software Carpentry a couple of weeks ago, and in doing so, uncovered a significant flaw in the design of existing bad...
August 29, 2012

An Interview with Titus Brown

The folks at Simply Statistics interviewed Prof. Titus Brown earlier this month; there's lots of good stuff in the post for people interested in doing comput...
August 27, 2012

PyCon 2013 Talks I Would Like To See

I don’t know if I’ll make it to PyCon 2013 or not (lots of other traveling for Software Carpentry == too much time away from family already), but here are so...
August 24, 2012