Monthly Archives: January 2021

Programming for me vs you

I almost titled this “I hate ‘input’ and ‘print’” but that’s not really true. I’m teaching a course called “Introduction to Computational Data Science” this semester, just like I did last spring, and even with only two days under my … Continue reading

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Catenary with Lagrange Multipliers

The catenary is the shape of a hanging chain supported at both ends in a constant gravitational field (ie normal life). Recently Rhett Allain has been doing some great work using both python and analytical results to show how you … Continue reading

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Synchronous dashboard with audio and breakouts

I teach again in just a week and have set a goal for myself to make an app that I can use in my synchronous meetings. As of this weekend, I think it’s working (see github repo here)! You can … Continue reading

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