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Four short links: 24 October 2014

Oct 24, 2014 1:35 PM
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PaGMO — Parallel Global Multiobjective Optimizer [...] a generalization of the island model paradigm working for global and local optimization algorithms. Its main parallelization approach makes use of multiple threads, but MPI is also implemented and can be mixed in … (translate)

Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons

Oct 23, 2014 1:34 PM
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Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in BioCoder Fall 2014; it is published here with permission. Download a free copy of the new issue here. A few months ago, I singled out an article in BioCoder about the appearance of open … (translate)

Four short links: 23 October 2014

Oct 23, 2014 11:33 AM
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You Don’t Know JS — a series of [CC-licensed] books [to be published by O'Reilly] diving deep into the core mechanisms of the JavaScript language. progressbar.js — responsive progress bar. Microsoft Garage — Microsoft software experiments, in public. This is … (translate)

BioCoder strikes again

Oct 22, 2014 5:42 PM
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The fifth issue of BioCoder is here! We’ve made it into our second year: this revolution is in full swing. Rather than talk about how great this issue is (though it is great), I’d like to ask a couple of … (translate)

Isomorphic JavaScript with LazoJS

Oct 22, 2014 1:43 PM
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When I started at @WalmartLabs I was placed on team that was tasked with creating a new web framework from scratch that could power large public facing web sites. I recently had the opportunity to speak about this experience at … (translate)

Four short links: 22 October 2014

Oct 22, 2014 11:42 AM
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Eight Docker Development Patterns (Vidar Hokstad) — patterns for creating repeatable builds that results in as-static-as-possible server environments. How to Make More Published Research True (PLOSmedicine) — overview of efforts, and research on those efforts, to raise the proportion of … (translate)

Commodity data analytics for health care

Oct 21, 2014 5:44 PM
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Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision … (translate)

Intoxicating machines

Oct 21, 2014 5:44 PM
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“Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” [Richard] Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the … (translate)

Four short links: 21 October 2014

Oct 21, 2014 11:36 AM
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The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences … (translate)

Open data for open lands

Oct 20, 2014 5:36 PM
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President Obama’s well publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the government should be making efforts to maximize access and use.  This policy was based on lessons from previous … (translate)

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