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Extrapolating with Scipy Splines

An easy way to extrapolate data in Python is to use Scipy’s built-in InterpolatedUnivariateSpline. While the functions is easy to setup and straightforward to use, I did run into some problems when training X and Y data that had repeated values. 111 more words

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What hath Jobs wrought? Some different thinking about the man and his work

The day after Steve Jobs’s death was announced, I made this series of comments on Twitter:

Jobs notes 1/3: Ca. 84, I had a 128K Macintosh on loan, w/Balance of Power game (still miss it) on floppy.

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Technology

Trying to Get Some REST

I’ve was using the RESTSharp package to make RESTful requests in my C# application when I ran into a somewhat confusing (and somewhat sparsely documented) problem when trying to submit a login form. 171 more words

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The Turing situation

Alan Turing, a gay mathematician and computer pioneer who died in 1954, has been emerging from the shadows for some time now. There are many reasons for this. 1,453 more words

Books

Coalesce

co·a·lesce verb \ˌkō-ə-ˈles\ : to come together to form one group or mass

But more importantly,

The ?? operator is called the null-coalescing operator. It returns the left-hand operand if the operand is not null; otherwise it returns the right hand operand.

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Epic Django "Bug"

I spent an unnecessarily long time today trying to figure out why I couldn’t implement user login to my Django app. Since I wanted to get my login page up and running as quickly as possible, I decided implement Django’s built in  390 more words

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Regular Expression: Golf Edition

I first came across the concept of regex golf in this xkcd comic. It was a funny comic, but I didn’t think too much of the golf itself. 142 more words

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