Hard Problems

emerson

Comparison is the theif of Joy. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya

Renowned Researcher and GC CompSci EO Haralick vists undergrads

CUNY Graduate Center Executive Officer and Distinguished Professor Robert Haralick came to visit the Computer Science club at John Jay last Thursday. His nominal topic was graduate school applications. More than 40 students ...

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Achievement Gap

emerson

It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya

Respecting our students helps them (and us)

Linked below is an excellent but long presentation on the gaps in minority achievement in mathematics and the reasons for their persistence from the Mathematical Association of America ...

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uncertain-life

carol<sub>dweck</sub>

In memorium to Faigy Mayer

We all struggle with finding our place in the world. Sometimes when we lose our way, it seems impossible to go on. I am lucky to never have had a voice appear in my head when I was on a rooftop. But ...

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docview-setup

carol<sub>dweck</sub>

The problem

We all have to complete tutorials to learn new languages. One constant pain is that the tutorials are usually trapped in pdf's when we need to type code. Emacs makes this problem go away through its doc-view mode which allows you to render pdf ...

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bugs-javascript

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When someone says: 'I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done', give him a lollipop. ~Alan J. Perlis

The problem

Javascript can be notoriusly difficult to debug if you are coming from a language with tight degugger integration like C/C++ or Java ...

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Emacs dies on popup

Switched to Mac

My switch to the Mac meant that I was making more typing mistakes and on one them I was always getting to Emacs to freeze. I looked like this:

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I switched to the Mac last summer. I was given one for work. I would never buy one ...

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Reproducible-research-org-mode

Update

On November 3, I gave a talk at the Emacsnyc meetup on reproducible research. I will get a link to the presentation up soon.

You can view the presentation:

And here is the github:

http://github.com/EvanMisshula/rr" target="blank">rr repo

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Mac OS X Installation

I have developed a Zen-like approach to the operating systems that people use: 'When you're ready, the right operating system will appear in your life.' ~Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of ...

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Descriptives

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Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable. 1 ~Bobby Bragan, 1963

Encountering data

Here we will describe the techniques you should use to give yourself and your readers/bosses/teachers ...

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R foundations with ESS

R foundations

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In God we trust. All others must bring data. ~ W. Edwards Demming

R console

Start an R buffer through ess by typing M-x R. See the earlier tutorial here or here if that is mystery. At the console type:

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