Why xkcd-style graphs are important

For most data scientists, a toolkit like scipy/matplotlib or R becomes so familiar that it becomes almost an extension of their own mind. When fleshing out an idea, we will just open up ipython, write a few lines of code, and display the plot on the screen to get ...

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I don't understand JVM performance

I've been hacking on Breeze lately, which is a scientific library for Scala which aims to replace Scipy. It's got a long way to go, but it's definitely a great library and one that I make significant use of. One of the great things about using the ...

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