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I’m going through a couple new phases with my upcoming book (available for pre-order now!): Blurbs This first and current one is “the blurb phase.” That means my publisher …
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We like to think of academic researchers as fair, objective, and politically neutral. Even though we’ve all seen Inside Job and know not to trust economists, the rest of academia seems relati…
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A couple of weeks ago there was a kerfuffle at Columbia, written up in the Columbia Spectator by Julie Chien. A machine learning course, taught in the CS department by Professor Satyen Kale, was as…
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I was involved in an interesting discussion the other day with other data scientists on the mistake people make when they describe a “racist algorithm”. Their point, which I largely agr…
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This is a guest post by Maxwell Feiner, a New York City high school kid interested in math. Maxwell and I have been having fun math conversations on Friday afternoons for a while now, and I’v…
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I feel obligated to point out Sage (sagemath.org): "Mission: Creating a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab."

The notebook interface isn't as slick as Mathematica, but hey, it's free and open source.

There's also Sage Math Cloud, which is handy if you don't want a local Sage installation.
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Last night I had drinks with someone who knows a ton about the Apple vs. FBI case. He explained to me the following: The way the FBI eventually figured out a way into the San Bernadino shooter̵…
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Dearest Readers, Yanis Varoufakis, economist and former Finance Minister of Greece, is currently on a book tour promoting his new book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe’s crisis, Am…
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I’ve been a Tom Slee fan for a few years, ever since I read his delightful and illuminating book Nobody Makes You Shop at Walmart, which explains game theory and other economic tools in plain…
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I got up early this morning to read yesterday’s Police Accountability Task Force report, or at least its Executive Summary, which reports on the Chicago Police Department. It’s really e…
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I’ve been going to Alt Banking every week for almost 5 years. Here’s what I’ve learned: There are lots of ways to break up the big banks. First, there are ways to create incentive…
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Sounds like an interesting book...congrats!
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1. Manpons: The only thing missing from this ad is something analogous to the “And now it has 5 blades. Because you couldn’t possibly do with only 4 blades” one-upmanship of the m…
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1. The life and death of a metric There’s a problem, or at least potentially a problem. Someone figures out how to measure the problem. The measurement isn’t perfect, and everyone admit…
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