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Sachin Shanbhag
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Google Autodraw
Imagine playing pictionary with a computer. Google Autodraw  let's you do just that. You doodle/sketch on a board, and the computer continuously tries to guess what you are drawing. In a short amount of time, my guess is that it is going to get pretty good!...

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History of the Logarithm of Negative Numbers
Not too long ago, I did a blog post on how matlab and python have different responses to logarithms of negative numbers. It turns out that the history of the logarithm of negative numbers is truly fascinating, and had Leibnitz, Bernoulli, Euler, and the oth...

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History of the Logarithm of Negative Numbers
Not too long ago, I did a blog post on how matlab and python have different responses to logarithms of negative numbers. It turns out that the history of the logarithm of negative numbers is truly fascinating, and had Leibnitz, Bernoulli, Euler, and the oth...

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End of The World
As I sat bewildered and amused, I knew it was a story that I had to be save for her wedding reception.  Next to me, my older daughter was sobbing inconsolably, "why does it all have to end this way?" Rewind ten minutes. It was not a conversation that was su...

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Strogatz and Art of Mathematics
For some reason, these Steve Strogatz' columns from 2015 on the "Art of Mathematics" have resurfaced. Here are two blog posts, which explains the origins, inspiration, and mechanics. The associated  website is chock full of useful resources and ideas design...

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Statistics Links
Russ Roberts had a fantastic conversation with Andrew Gelman on a recent podcast. It covered a lot of issues and examples, some of which were familiar. A particularly salient metaphor " the Garden of Forking Paths " crystallized (for me) some unintentional ...

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Logarithms of Negative Numbers
A plot of log(x) looks something like the following: As x decreases to zero log(x) approaches negative infinity. For negative values of real x, the log function is undefined. For example, consider the following numpy interaction: >>> import numpy as np >>> ...

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Housel on Writing
Morgan Housel is one of my favorite writers on the subject of economics and finance. He offers three pieces of writing advice in this column . Paraphrasing, 1. Be direct 2. Connect fields 3. Rewrite

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Try a Pod
I am an avid podcast listener; over the past 6 years, they have enriched commutes, workouts and chores, immeasurably. There has been a concerted call to evangelize for the platform ("try a pod") in the past few weeks. subscribe to In 2013, I already shared ...

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Links:
1. Doug Natelson's compilation of "advice" blog-posts ( nanoscale views ) 2. Are Polar Coordinates Backwards? ( John D. Cook ) 3. Learning Styles are baseless? ( Guardian ) 4. 5 Unusual Proofs ( PBS YouTube Channel )
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