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Vertical Histogram

February 26, 2014
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Vertical Histogram

In the process of munging data for my current project I came across the need to compare (visually) the difference between two modes within the same dataset. I was using a simple scatterplot and setting the alpha in the hopes that the over-plotting woul...

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Column-Major Confusion

July 19, 2013
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As a programmer coming from a language like C I am used to understanding multidimensional arrays in the following way:int matrix = { { 1, 2, 3 }, { 4, 5, 6 }, { 7, 8, 9 }};Understandably, this is a little bit of a setback when trying to ...

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Go vector or go home

September 21, 2011
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My programming experience progressed mostly along the lines of: C, C++, shell, Java, Java, Ruby, Python, Java, Java. Only recently have I started exploring the likes of Haskell, Erlang and R. Well that evolution bit me a little while back when I tried ...

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Hotness

August 3, 2011
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Hotness

We have an internal image that floated around work several years ago that details network utilization of TCP over a wide variety of configurations. It is a heatmap created in matlab that is just sweet, sweet eye candy. We actually hung it on the outside of a cube for a short while and people couldn't help but stop and...

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