Why our machine learning platform supports Python, not R

Disclaimer: The following is based on my observations — not an academic survey of the industry. For context, I’m a contributor to Cortex, an open source machine learning platform (the “our” in this… Read more


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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Running Python in Xcode: Step by Step

As I’m preparing for a project that will involve Python programming, I need to get up to speed with at least a basic level of Python mastery. However, I’m not a big fan of using the interactive Python REPL, or whatever it is actually called:

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