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PageRank For SQL Lovers

September 24, 2014
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PageRank For SQL Lovers

If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning (Larry Page, CEO and Co-Founder of Google) This is my particular tribute to one of the most important, influential and life-changer R packages I have discovered in the last times: sqldf package. Because of my job, transforming

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Space Invaders

September 17, 2014
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Space Invaders

I burned through all of my extra lives in a matter of minutes, and my two least-favorite words appeared on the screen: GAME OVER (Ernest Cline, Ready Player One) Inspired by the book I read this summer and by this previous post, I decided to draw these aliens: Do not miss to check this indispensable document to choose

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Princess Jasmine’s Trick

September 12, 2014
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Princess Jasmine’s Trick

I’m history! No, I’m mythology! Nah, I don’t care what I am; I’m free hee! (Genie, when he is released from the magical oil lamp by Aladdin) A long time ago, in a kingdom far away, lived a beautiful princess named Jasmine. There also lived a very rich and evil wizard named Jafar, who was

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Looking For Life

September 4, 2014
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Looking For Life

  Machines take me by surprise with great frequency (Alan Turing) Imagine a 8×8 grid in which cells can be alive (black colored) or empty (light gray colored): As with the One-dimensional Cellular Automata, the next state of a cell is a function of the states of the cell’s nearest neighbors (the only neighbors that

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The Andrica’s Conjecture

August 27, 2014
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The Andrica’s Conjecture

Things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler (Albert Einstein) Following with conjectures about primes, it is time for Andrica’s conjecture. The great mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) pointed: “Mathematicians have tried with no success to find some kind of order in the sequence of prime numbers and today we have reasons to believe that

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Summer Summary

August 13, 2014
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Summer Summary

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper (Eden Phillpots) I launched this blog 7 months ago and published 30 posts during this time. These are some of my figures until now: more than 15.000 views from 125 countries (below you can find my map of the empire)

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butteRfly

August 4, 2014
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butteRfly

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee (Muhammad Ali) The Butterfly Curve was discovered by Temple H. Fay when he was in Southern University, Mississippi, and rapidly gained the attention of students and mathematicians because of its beautiful simmetry. Small dots of this plot are generated according to parametric equations of the Butterfly Curve. Big

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Batman’s Choice

July 18, 2014
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Batman’s Choice

A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat on a young boy’s shoulders to let him know the world hadn’t ended (Batman in The Dark Knight Rises) Joker has captured Batman and keeps him into a dark and cold dungeon of Gotham City. Showing his sadistic character,

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The Zebra Of Riemann

July 13, 2014
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The Zebra Of Riemann

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things (Henri Poincare) Many surveys among experts point that demonstration of the Riemann Hypothesis is the most important pending mathematical issue in this world. This hypothesis is related to Riemann zeta function, which is supossed to be zero only for those complex whose real part is equal to

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Four Simple Turtle Graphs To Play With Kids

July 7, 2014
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Four Simple Turtle Graphs To Play With Kids

Technology is just a tool: in terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important (Bill Gates) Some days ago I read this article in R-bloggers and I discovered the TurtleGraphics package. I knew about turtle graphics long time ago and I was thinking of writing a post

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