Miscellaneous

2018-01-01 Here are some ideas that don’t have enough content to be individual blog posts, so I’ll write here until they become developed enough to warrant their own posts.

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Python</h1>
2018-01-01 “One of the curses of Python is that it is such an easy and expressive language that developers often find it easier to re-invent and re-implement functionality that exists in other packages than work to integrate code from other packages.” <a href=”http://www.aosabook.org/en/matplotlib.html”>http://www.aosabook.org/en/matplotlib.html</a> (my attention was brought to this post as a result of course 2/5 “<a href=”https://www.coursera.org/learn/python-plotting”>Python Plotting</a>” in the Coursera specialization “<a href=”https://www.coursera.org/specializations/data-science-python”>Applied Data Science with Python</a>”)

2018-01-01 Compared to typed languages, Python will let you do anything, which allows inexperienced programmers (and experienced ones) to cause run-time errors in user-facing systems, but also provides an expressive language in which a masterpiece can be written.

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Internet and search engines</h1>
2018-01-01 One of the great things about the internet is that many people can say the same thing in many different ways. Consider the concept of pointers from the C language – you can pass around references. Just remember where the original is and make pointers back. On the internet, there exist many ideas, but many people use different language to search for or ask about the same ideas. Many forum or stackoverflow answers show “this is a duplicate, see [this other url here with the answer]”. But the benefit of that is that there are many pointers laying around the internet that allow many users who search using different language and terminology to find the same answer by many of the pointers that are laying around. I think that could make it much easier for AI-/NLP- based search engines to connect content together with many variations of the same language.

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