Hard Problems

emerson

Comparison is the theif of Joy. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya

Renowned Researcher and GC CompSci EO Haralick vists undergrads

CUNY Graduate Center Executive Officer and Distinguished Professor Robert Haralick came to visit the Computer Science club at John Jay last Thursday. His nominal topic was graduate school applications. More than 40 students ...

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Achievement Gap

emerson

It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya

Respecting our students helps them (and us)

Linked below is an excellent but long presentation on the gaps in minority achievement in mathematics and the reasons for their persistence from the Mathematical Association of America ...

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docview-setup

carol<sub>dweck</sub>

The problem

We all have to complete tutorials to learn new languages. One constant pain is that the tutorials are usually trapped in pdf's when we need to type code. Emacs makes this problem go away through its doc-view mode which allows you to render pdf ...

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bugs-javascript

box

When someone says: 'I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done', give him a lollipop. ~Alan J. Perlis

The problem

Javascript can be notoriusly difficult to debug if you are coming from a language with tight degugger integration like C/C++ or Java ...

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Emacs dies on popup

Switched to Mac

My switch to the Mac meant that I was making more typing mistakes and on one them I was always getting to Emacs to freeze. I looked like this:

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I switched to the Mac last summer. I was given one for work. I would never buy one ...

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Reproducible-research-org-mode

Update

On November 3, I gave a talk at the Emacsnyc meetup on reproducible research. I will get a link to the presentation up soon.

You can view the presentation:

And here is the github:

http://github.com/EvanMisshula/rr" target="blank">rr repo

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Emacs-IPython-Update

Update

On May 5, I gave a lightning talk at the Emacsnyc meetup on the state of the Emacs IPthon notebook. A big thank you to Eric from http://emacsnyc.org for his extraordinary linux vs audio-visual equipment efforts.

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Python Dev Env

Set up

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Emacs IPython Notebook and "ESS in the Cloud"

My usage history

Back in 2009, one of the first advantages that made me play around with Emacs again when I went back to graduate school was Emacs-Speaks-Statistics. It allowed me to avoid the pain of using the R-console which was frankly a miserable experience. The deficiencies of that interface ...

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Emacs IPython Notebook and the shaving of a Yak

Motivation

It was this week during the project pitch exercise here at the Data Science For Social Good that I fell down a rabbit hole. I wanted to get summary statistics on foreclosures and land values for each of Chicago's 50 wards.  Of course I was not doing that ...

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