How to manage architecture choices (in Python and in general)

This is a problem folks new to Python have, and sometimes can’t articulate that they have it. They don’t know which package is the “right” o… Read more

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Beyond R and Python: Rust for Science

Rust looks like an increasingly important part of the future of scientific programming. It's as fast as C++, as flexible as Python, and does packaging better than even R. It is also very difficult to learn, and demands a lot of cognitive investment. On ba... (more…)

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Exploring Line Lengths in Python Packages

This week, Twitter upped their single-tweet character limit from 140 to 280, purportedly based on this interesting analysis of tweet lengths published on Twitter's engineering blog. The gist of the analysis is this: English language tweets display a rough... (more…)

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