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- Camel casing has a larger probability of correctness than underscores. (odds are 51.5% higher)
- On average, camel case took 0.42 seconds longer, which is 13.5% longer.
- Training has no statistically significant impact on how style influences correctness.
- Those with more training were quicker on identifiers in the camel case style.
- Training in one style, negatively impacts the find time for other styles.
CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Naming conventions are generally adopted in an effort to improve program comprehension. Two of the most popular conventions are alternatives for composing multi-word identifiers: the use of underscores and the use of camel casing. While most programmers have a personal opinion as to which style is better, empirical study forms a more appropriate basis for choosing betwee...
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Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 500 terabits onto a single square inch. Incredibly, that’s enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp. Holy shit.
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Haynes Goddard writes: I have been slowly working my way through the grad program in stats here, and the latest course was a biostats course on categorical and survival analysis. I noticed in the semi-parametric and parametric material (Wang and Lee is the text) that they use stepwise regression a lot. I learned in econometrics …
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“You need to take care of your joints while you are young, once you have damage to the cartilage, it’s not going to repair itself.”
Study shows that adults no longer make key component of knee joint
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Psychological science, relationships, and emotions. It takes strength to make yourself vulnerable.
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From women's suffrage to some surprising examples of campaign shwag, explore the fascinating evolution of American democracy
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A simple explanation of the Lasso and Least Angle Regression. Give a set of input measurements x1, x2 ...xp and an outcome measurement y, the lasso fits a linear model yhat=b0 + b1*x1+ b2*x2 + ... bp*xp. The criterion it uses is: Minimize sum( (y-yhat)^2 ) subject to sum[absolute value(bj)] <= s
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"I got up and did it because when you do things you don't want to do, you're going to reap those benefits in the end," Crabbe said. "That's the only way you can get better: getting comfortable by doing things that are uncomfortable."
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AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-free. It doesn't pick up cat poop -- it detects when the neighbor's cats are on the lawn and turns on the sprinklers.

Still no robot for picking up dog poop. That would be a commercial hit, for sure.
Motivated by the dual desires to learn about neural net software and keep his lawn cat poop-free, software engineer Robert Bond rigged up a system that detects when cats – and only cats – stroll into his yard, and responds by turning on the sprinklers.
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  • University of Louisville
    Educational Psychology, Measurement, & Evaluation, 2012 - present
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Mind, Brain, & Education, 2010 - 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Technology for Educators, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Psychology, 2003 - 2009
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    Graduate Assistant, 2012 - present
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    Computer Science Instructor, 2011 - 2012
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