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Extended Examples

We'd like to add more extended examples to this course, both because they're fun and because they're a good way to show how our topics relate to one another....
December 23, 2010

So How’d I Do?

Back on November 9, I laid out my goals for the remainder of the year. Let’s see how I did: Time with family: yes. Help Mike and Zuzel finish their theses...
December 22, 2010

I Still Read

You wouldn’t know it from this blog, but I actually do still read books. In particular, I just finished Terrence Ryan’s Driving Technical Change: Why People ...
December 20, 2010

Executable Papers

Elsevier is sponsoring an "Executable Paper Grand Challenge". If you have more than just ideas about the future of scholarly publication in computational sc...
December 20, 2010