March 2009

Your flight is moving …

March 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

THE VALUE OF NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS As Shane Frederick has noted, if you say “A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much is the ball?”, you will notice that the vast majority of your friends will say “10 cents” instead of the correct “5 cents”, ...
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Rcpp 0.6.4

March 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

A new maintenance version of Rcpp (now at 0.6.4) was just pushed to CRAN and has been uploaded to Debian. Rcpp is a set of utility classes that provide interfaces for transferring the major R data types to C++ and back which makes it easier to extend R with dynamically loadable ... [Read more...]

Project Euler Problem #22

March 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Problem 22 on Project Euler proves a text file containing a large number of comma-delimited names and asks us to calculate the numeric sum of the alphabetical score for each name multiplied by the name’s position in the original list. This is mad... [Read more...]
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