A bag of tweets / Aug 2011

2011-08-24

Here is the latest bag of tweets*, which covers August 2011.

(*) These are interesting news that I found on Twitter and that I archive periodically.

  • MetaThis: RT @mbostock Quick demo of the new axis component in D3.js: http://t.co/Q0zCLg7 (24 Aug)
  • n0mad_0: A whole book devoted to the dimensional analysis and similar methods: http://t.co/BSckIcg (24 Aug)
  • bradfordcross: collectl comes recommended and looks interesting - anyone else used it? http://t.co/nzbJVRb (24 Aug)
  • vgoklani: Reading through Peter Norvig's excellent free chapter on "Natural Language Corpus Data" from the Beautiful Data book. bit.ly/qd1dtN (24 Aug)
  • neilfws: Popular topics at the BioStar Q&A site: http://t.co/Ee1IVoT (23 Aug)
  • genetics_blog: Using APA 6th ed for citations / bib. http://t.co/CnXs7GI (23 Aug)
  • jochmann: RT @ethanweed: cfp: Sensory-Motor Concepts in Language and Cognition (Düsseldorf): http://t.co/8Q0wmg4 (23 Aug)
  • portfolioprobe: A view of useR!2011 http://t.co/tLqZN06 #rstats #user2011 (22 Aug)
  • wesmckinn: Fun snippet: sort distinct #python objects out of a collection: [gp.next() for _, gp in itertools.groupby(sorted(coll, key=id), id)] (22 Aug)
  • DataJunkie: Slides for David Blei's #kdd2011 tutorial on topic modeling will be posted at <http://t.co/qrjIcb9 soon. Excellent session. (22 Aug)
  • arfon: Interesting development from the Ruby community - http://t.co/e7OeJ2h (22 Aug)
  • jseabold: Write Stata or R matrices to file as numpy arrays. Needs some more testers and comments. http://t.co/k0DF4tb #python #pystats #numpy (22 Aug)
  • Biff_Bruise: RT @undunc Funnel plots being used for finding outlying hospitals in patient benefit from elective surgery http://t.co/1RA10CI (21 Aug)
  • planetclojure: Excellent Learn You a Haskell for Greater Good: This is the third book explicitly about Haskell I directly buy (... http://t.co/v98BcJp (21 Aug)
  • DataJunkie: tablib: a Python Module for Tabular Datasets in XLS, CSV, JSON, YAML etc: http://t.co/LfIiRNw (20 Aug)
  • planetclojure: Conway’s Game of Life: APL is famous for having a 1-liner for Conway’s game of life. Being very efficient at imp... http://t.co/IL3zyFL (20 Aug)
  • rvalyi: OpenERP SA expermineting with Gunicorn http://t.co/ua7cPVZ Again something Python did no better than copy from Ruby http://t.co/grR3QKV (20 Aug)
  • Gephi: GSoC mid-term: @GraphGL, a new network visualization library for the Web with #WebGL http://ow.ly/67eoV #dataviz #sna (19 Aug)
  • shiffman: Took me exactly 1 month. Chp 9: Genetic Algorithms #natureofcode draft out to #kickstarter. 46 pages. My favorite topic so far (i think). (19 Aug)
  • planetclojure: Getting started with La Clojure on Mac OS X, a visual guide: These are instructions to get started with Clojure ... http://t.co/Q5QGQHX (19 Aug)
  • mndoci: Efficient Replication of over 180 Genetic Associations with Self-Reported Medical Data http://t.co/52uYFTf #23andme #PLoS (18 Aug)
  • Stata: New: Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis Using Stata: Beyond the Cox Model . See what the Stata tech group has to say http://t.co/VTTMb9W (18 Aug)
  • jedisct1: pymining - A collection of data mining algorithms in Python: http://t.co/XQRcEAD (18 Aug)
  • GeneticsSociety: American Journal of Human #Genetics (#AJHG) online archives highlight collections of papers on hot topics in the field: http://t.co/ZHodSCU (18 Aug)
  • signmagazine: Interested in becoming a news editor on @signmagazine? http://ow.ly/65u8E http://ow.ly/65ucR (18 Aug)
  • mdreid: Videos of COLT 2011 presentations are up: http://t.co/0iznODz (17 Aug)
  • krees: "Designing with Data" looks good, but Suda mistakenly attributes the streamgraph to Wattenberg '06 instead of PNL '02 http://t.co/bQ9RXDX (17 Aug)
  • ChrisDiehl: Violin plots - Melding boxplots w/ kernel density estimates - http://t.co/yCxfVl4 - in Python - http://t.co/ODKdYX3 (17 Aug)
  • DataJunkie: @genetics_blog @brendan642 @NPHard New version of #Rstats 2.14(?) has a "parallel" pkg worth looking at. Or look here: http://t.co/6VbZZoc (17 Aug)
  • genetics_blog: ggplot2 version of base #Rstats figures in "25 Recipes for Getting Started with R" http://j.mp/pSqs7r #dataviz (17 Aug)
  • Thejakeyboy: OMG ScribTEX is amazing. Online latex editor (and compiler) that gives you git access to your project(s). http://t.co/rXrYP4d (17 Aug)
  • kshameer: RT @newsycombinator: Stanford Offers 13 classes, including AI, for free http://j.mp/430p51 #bioinformatics #biomedinfo (17 Aug)
  • DataJunkie: New on Byte Mining: Hadoop Fatigue — Alternatives to Hadoop http://t.co/8sdclbu (17 Aug)
  • DataMiningTips: Poll Results: Top Languages for Data Mining/Analytics http://t.co/zvg29v1 #kdnuggets (17 Aug)
  • jehiah: Git setup niceties http://t.co/TGWWCRD #dev (17 Aug)
  • revodavid: Paper on nomography cited in Jon Rougier's talk: http://t.co/fQFt9ju #useR2011 (17 Aug)
  • revodavid: Jon Rougier gives the most adorable talk at #useR2011 so far: how nomograms make happier donkeys. http://t.co/7UoepSe (17 Aug)
  • revodavid: The #rstats project, user community, and companies create a thriving R ecosystem. My presentation at #user2011: http://t.co/FTcxcwQ (17 Aug)
  • al3xandr3: The Unix Way: http://t.co/pYsohw5 lovelly Nine Precepts (17 Aug)
  • StackTeX: Great answer: bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib http://t.co/BJiGZQ0 #bibliographies (16 Aug)
  • pierreroudier: JS lib #D3 mentioned as a possible solution to handle R graphics in the browser #rstats #user2011 (16 Aug)
  • ogrisel: Vowpal wabbit 6.0 is out: faster kilonode cluster, SSE optims, matrix factorizatin... http://t.co/zPX7AI9 - enter the terafeature era! (16 Aug)
  • mxlearn: Machine Learning Class, this coming Fall 2011, by Andrew Ng http://t.co/i7NVsV3 (16 Aug)
  • HarlanH: RT @DataJunkie: Synergy: share desktop among Linux, Windows, MacOS X. No need for KVM switch! http://t.co/7fcw6vL < @SynergyDev is great! (16 Aug)
  • CompSciFact: RT @peakscale: "it can be argued that lisp is one of the least functional languages ever created" http://ow.ly/6328g (16 Aug)
  • DataMiningTips: Matrix Methods in Data Mining and Pattern Recognition - Ebookee ... http://t.co/Z1jJS0g (16 Aug)
  • SciPyTip: General principle: "... an exact calculation still gives only an approximate answer." http://ow.ly/63CDj (16 Aug)
  • mxlearn: C library for SVD http://t.co/cQ9pOt2 (16 Aug)
  • JanWillemTulp: Wanna learn #Python? Check out http://j.mp/6ikA2 Freely available has HTML or PDF book, and "also available on dead trees" (15 Aug)
  • neilfws: Long overdue "about" page for my PubMed retractions app: http://j.mp/nwztI0 (15 Aug)
  • deliprao: Updated my "NLP in practice" slides - a two hour lecture tour of the current NLP landscape. More details: http://j.mp/qfALY1 (15 Aug)
  • mathieuen: What is the "hashing trick"? My answer on Metaoptimize http://t.co/emqfqFY (14 Aug)
  • seandavis12: Put up a tutorial on simple data integration of copy number, gene exp, and methylation data http://t.co/CZys3PW #rstats #bioconductor (15 Aug)
  • pypi: nitime 0.3: Nitime: timeseries analysis for neuroscience data http://t.co/uGRk6Rv (15 Aug)
  • Bill_Gardner: Fresh thinking about psychiatric diagnostic systems: http://t.co/yGNSw8W (14 Aug)
  • daringfireball: Macworld’s Total Lion Superguide: http://df4.us/i4n (14 Aug)
  • StackTeX: How can I use a table generated by R in LaTeX? http://t.co/0IBe5qn #tables (14 Aug)
  • drewconway: Because it's Friday: Create an animated clock in #rstats with ggplot2 (and ffmpeg) http://t.co/xDiqDUV (14 Aug)
  • bigdata: Free Stanford CS lecture notes & outline: Mining Massive Data Sets http://t.co/709ilBk (winter/2011, by Jure Leskovec) (14 Aug)
  • genetics_blog: How to account for popn structure in GWAS w/ 27k samples from 23 groups across 15 countries? See suppl in Nature MS GWAS http://j.mp/qaSCpT (14 Aug)
  • benoitc: just posted the slides of my #ccc2011 #couchdb & #elasticsearch workshop online http://t.co/Z48zGhq hope it helps. #datavillage (14 Aug)
  • cemerick: M/DB, an open source (mostly compatible) reimplementation of Amazon's SimpleDB http://t.co/Oqc80RG #aws (14 Aug)
  • lof: I wrote a tutorial about the d3.js visualization library: http://t.co/ZZOrG74 (HN link: http://t.co/zF9RmNM) (14 Aug)
  • d_swan: Gene-Disease Network Analysis Reveals Functional Modules in Mendelian, Complex and Environmental Diseases http://bit.ly/nzrY2z (13 Aug)
  • ijuma: "Java 7 Questions & Answers" http://t.co/V8kXcXN (13 Aug)
  • @CompSciFact: Why powers of 10 up to 1022 are exact double precision numbers http://ow.ly/61jnl (12 Aug)
  • @VizWorld: OpenGL 4.2 review by Christophe Riccio http://bit.ly/qg62ok (12 Aug)
  • @vnfrombucharest: Optimizing Orthogonal Matching Pursuit code in Numpy, part 2 http://wp.me/p1t3vo-3q (12 Aug)
  • @akuhn: Add JPG with signature to PDF file, http://t.co/D94uGwz #osx #signeddocument (12 Aug)
  • @Caged: If you're not using Awesome Print, you really should be - http://t.co/sMnbZoC. (12 Aug)
  • @JanWillemTulp: For an overview of all the fantastic #D3 examples by @mbostock, check out: http://j.mp/rqo5sp Great resource for learning and inspiration! (12 Aug)
  • @jcukier: #d3, scales and color: http://bit.ly/ptLSfw (12 Aug)
  • @yokofakun: nice hack from @brent_p : setting "LC_ALL=C" speed up dramatically unix 'sort' for the simple ascii/bio files. (11 Aug)
  • @pyohio: RT @nextdayvideo: #pyohio #VIDEO Using pymc to cluster twitter users - Timmy Wilson http://python.mirocommunity.org/video/4380 (11 Aug)
  • @Inserm: "La douleur" nouveau dossier d'information à lire sur le site de l'Inserm : http://t.co/xHA2nIe (11 Aug)
  • @MeSH_r: Stress and anxiety: Structural plasticity and epigenetic regulation as a consequence of stress http://goo.gl/8hNRG (11 Aug)
  • @fonnesbeck: Incidentally, yesterday I posted a new build of the Scipy Superpack for OS X 10.7 http://bit.ly/r1dYVq (10 Aug)
  • @irr: What features of Java have been dropped in Scala? http://post.ly/2oysl (10 Aug)
  • @ciro: extensive review article on "Temporal Networks" by @pholme and @JariSaramaki : http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.1780 #sna (9 Aug)
  • @DataJunkie: Lectures on Introduction to Algorithms: English PDFs, Dutch videos http://t.co/qmhsYVZ (9 Aug)
  • @genetics_blog: Interested to see the results: How open is the #Rstats project? http://j.mp/oo8iQ5 (9 Aug)
  • @shiffman: ended the day with 24 pgs of genetic algorithms #natureofcode draft. 3 more sections: forces as genes, interactive selection, ecosystem sim (9 Aug)
  • @SignMagazine: Have you read the book review section on the @signmagazine website? http://ow.ly/5XD5r (9 Aug)
  • @d_swan: Structural variation in two human genomes mapped at single-nucleotide resolution by whole genome de novo assembly http://bit.ly/ns5Qne (8 Aug)
  • @ctitusbrown: Why the cloud doesn't solve the bioinformatics data scaling problem: http://t.co/Kzw8fpU (8 Aug)
  • @ctitusbrown: Why the cloud doesn't solve the bioinformatics data scaling problem: http://t.co/Kzw8fpU (8 Aug)
  • @vnfrombucharest: Optimizing Orthogonal Matching Pursuit code in Numpy, part 1 http://wp.me/p1t3vo-2U (8 Aug)
  • @zyxo: RT @jozokovac: Great guide to Ensemble methods - Bagging, Boosting and Random Forests http://t.co/KlxYCnB #datamining (8 Aug)
  • @kjhealy: Update to Y. Mitsuharu's #Emacs Mac Port gives 10.7 full-screen support + thus integration w/Mission Control, etc. Nice. http://t.co/XHAAzx0 (8 Aug)
  • @ogrisel: Machine Learning on Big Data by @google http://t.co/gGhRfQE : scale linear models using iterative parameters averaging (8 Aug)
  • @RDataMining: Lecture Notes on data mining course at CMU, some of which contain R code examples. http://t.co/7YY73OW (7 Aug)
  • @StackTeX: How to place a program and a text side by side? http://bit.ly/oLPHao #positioning (7 Aug)
  • @MeSH_r: Assessing causal relationships in #genomics: From Bradford-Hill criteria to complex gene-environment interactions & DAGs http://goo.gl/dKBm4 (7 Aug)
  • @moorejh: Advances in Artificial Life, #ECAL2011 proceedings from MIT Press. http://t.co/3oDKmpX #ALIFE (7 Aug)
  • @mongodb: notes on solid state disks #ssd #nosql http://t.co/xaDG4xT (7 Aug)
  • @DrTipsbits: Psychometrics in education: Overview of assessment reliability - http://t.co/pic4YVt (6 Aug)
  • @DrTipsbits: Psychometrics in education: Overview of Cronbachs alpha - http://t.co/Wc6teju (6 Aug)
  • @the_api_book: Twitter to open source streaming data analyzer, Storm http://bit.ly/pVKg5D (6 Aug)
  • @Ognyanova: Preprint PDF of "Coevolution of Multiplex Communication Networks in Organizational Communities" (now out in JoC): http://bit.ly/nRdn9h #sna (6 Aug)
  • @RLangTip: Higher-order functions in R http://ow.ly/5UKju by @johnmyleswhite (6 Aug)
  • @BioStarQuestion: #ROCR with #PLS-predicted class values? http://goo.gl/fb/x0CKW #r #classification (5 Aug)
  • @neilfws: @yokofakun bioruby will do that for you too :) https://gist.github.com/164994> (5 Aug)
  • @yokofakun: OK pubmed2bibtex.xsl is here: http://t.co/MeZoAgZ #learninglatex (5 Aug)
  • @ChrisDiehl: Looks interesting RT @communicating: Sparse Latent Semantic Analysis: http://is.gd/2gkB0x [pdf] (5 Aug)
  • @neilfws: BioRuby development: feedback on using Git http://wp.me/p1oWi-JF (5 Aug)
  • @davidandrzej: Very informative discussion of hyperparameter optimization (via @atpassos_ml) http://bit.ly/nV6HHN (5 Aug)
  • @revodavid: Most statisticians at #JSM consider themselves "Data Scientists". Survey results: http://bit.ly/qkKTQg #rstats #DataScience (5 Aug)
  • @irr: Learn Ruby The Hard Way http://post.ly/2l7D1 (5 Aug)
  • @irr: Correct Decimal To Floating-Point Using Big Integers http://post.ly/2l6Kk (5 Aug)
  • @irr: Machine Learning on Big Data (Lessons Learned from Google Projects) http://post.ly/2l6EW (5 Aug)
  • @okfn: DataPatterns.org: let’s collect some tricks for data wrangling! http://bit.ly/qxCPzn (5 Aug)
  • @RLangTip: The Art of R Programming by Norman Matloff http://ow.ly/5UKg6 (4 Aug)
  • @DataJunkie: Could've used this 4 mos ago:) RT @ivoanastacio: An efficient implementation of the Random Forest classifier for Java. http://t.co/KRYPTo3” (4 Aug)
  • @holman: Naturally @gruber's Markdown is the best markup language. Now it's finally clear what the best Markdown library is, too: http://t.co/5blCgJv (4 Aug)
  • @moorejh: RT @mocost Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Stanford course starting in Sept offered online for free http://t.co/IwVcehN #AI (4 Aug)
  • @eagereyes: New on eagereyes: Information Visualization vs. Statistical Graphics http://t.co/WT7fZVD (4 Aug)
  • @irr: Catching Integer Overflows in C http://post.ly/2kAZp (4 Aug)
  • @moorejh: RT @VISup An interesting #visualization of comments by the @nytimes http://t.co/Sq41S53 #infovis (4 Aug)
  • @masemresearch: Explaining More Variance With Visual Analogue Scales: A Web Experiment by F. Funke: http://bit.ly/oDQ8Ga (4 Aug)
  • @druvus: SEED: Efficient Clustering of Next Generation Sequences http://bit.ly/ovsedh #ngs #metagenomics (3 Aug)
  • @genetics_blog: . @GoldenHelixInc's Hitchhiker's Guide to NGS available in PDF: http://j.mp/pchrJ7 (+ format guide: http://j.mp/qRjG9w) (3 Aug)
  • @PeterFlomStat: My #NESUG11 poster is done. I used #LaTeX, with #a0poster and #beamerposter. Cool stuff http://ow.ly/5TCJI (3 Aug)
  • @bigdata: Free #ebook chapter (PDF): Advances in Collaborative Filtering, Algorithms + Signals, from @yahooresearch & AT&T Labs http://goo.gl/OxNs4 (3 Aug)
  • @AmSciMag: Genome structure, not genetic mutations, makes you different. http://ow.ly/5T8jH #SitN (3 Aug)
  • @josephreisinger: our new forecasting system @metamx http://t.co/hsoSCCD + notes on interfacing large-scale machine learning and engineering (3 Aug)
  • @revodavid: R core member Luke Tierney reveals how byte compilation will speed up R 2.14: http://bit.ly/p9rDGd #rstats #jsm (3 Aug)
  • @JanWillemTulp: Great new #D3 example added: Population Pyramid http://j.mp/qQwJ5y (use arrow keys to change year) #dataviz #D3.js (2 Aug)
  • @mdreid: Some nice summaries of some COLT 2011 papers for those of us, like me, who couldn't go: http://t.co/mTa1KKp (2 Aug)
  • @planet_lisp: Clozure CL Blog: Clozure CL 1.7 released http://tinyurl.com/42j3vvb (2 Aug)
  • @SmartTypes: slides from my talk on machine learning & social network analysis -- http://t.co/7tMNOXu (2 Aug)
  • @irr: Learn Perl in about 2 hours 30 minutes http://post.ly/2idPT (2 Aug)
  • @StatFact: The birthday problem and DNA http://bit.ly/dKwiCd (2 Aug)
  • @yokofakun: New blog post: "Memory-Mapping the Human Genome with 'mmap': my notebook " http://t.co/NWOQ89A (2 Aug)
  • @noahWG: Surprises from Chinese depression survey- Lowest level of edu=1/5 risk; Overprotective father=lower risk http://t.co/kyEurLF via @NatureNews (2 Aug)
  • @driven_by_data: Finally I managed to set up a website for all the viz-related stuff I created the last 2 yrs: http://vis4.net/labs/ (2 Aug)
  • @nicolastorzec: New features in Apache #Pig 0.9: macros (http://t.co/3y95Tv5); embedding (http://t.co/CG2RyOP) and additional features (http://t.co/dTwx0wl) (2 Aug)
  • @geomblog: Why bandit algorithms are better for user testing: Stop A/B Testing and Make Out like a Bandit http://j.mp/fTyW4A (2 Aug)
  • @ogrisel: Clustering Stability: An Overview by Ulrike von Luxburg http://t.co/n8t4d7a #machinelearning #unsupervised #modelselection (1 Aug)
  • @JanWillemTulp: The #WebGL examples of #three.js look awesome: http://j.mp/hnQChv (1 Aug)
  • @tinscience: Reading: Epidemiology, epigenetics and the ‘Gloomy Prospect’ [2011 John Snow Lecture, for next week's #WCE20111] http://t.co/lPzJw4c (1 Aug)
  • @pythonprogram: Plotting shapefiles with Basemap Matplotlib for Python: Through the DATA.gov portal, the US… http://goo.gl/fb/THqnw (1 Aug)
  • @geomblog: Neat @TeXtip: use -recorder option with pdflatex to extract list of all external files used in compilation. easier than parsing log file (1 Aug)
  • @ogrisel: ipython 0.11 is out! watch the #scipy2011 talk http://bit.ly/pzoFAE - major code rewrite: #zeromq & qtconsole with inline plots / code edit (1 Aug)
  • @yokofakun: playing with leveldb http://t.co/Ujt9MCf (key/value library) (1 Aug)
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