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10 Reasons Python Rocks for Research

I just stumbled upon this article on Reddit. This echos a number of things I may not have mentioned on this blog, but I’ve said it elsewhere in talks and when speaking with friends. The reasons cited are (of course this is actually more than 10): …

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Should Fortran be taught to Undergraduates?

The following post has some very good thoughts about what languages to teach undergrads: Walking Randomly Should Fortran be taught to Undergraduates?. Essentially he suggests starting with Python, NumPy & matplotlib which are both excellent and …

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MATLAB & Florida 2000 Voting

While much of the MATLAB documentation is pretty dry in terms of the data they select to demonstrate the use of functions, I found it interesting today when I noticed they had an example on excluding outliers that uses data pertaining to the 2000 …

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