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Teaching Python at the NRC

I’m introducing Python to scientists at the National Research Council today. It’s sometimes easy to forget how much fun the language is…
February 21, 2008

Where The Puck Is Going To Be (Part 91)

Good article by Jon Udell on “Overcoming data friction”. One of the projects in my course this term is trying to do something like this by gluing together d...
February 20, 2008

Today’s Politicians Lead Boring Lives

One day in September 1197 the effective ruler of Outremer, Henry of Champagne, was reviewing his troops from a window of his palace at Acre when a delegation...
February 20, 2008