Here is the latest bag of tweets*, which covers May 2019.

(*) These are interesting news that I found on Twitter and that I archive periodically. Note that I have slightly updated reporting and fetching methods so that you will get between 80 and 120 of my most recent favorites from my Twitter account (@even4void).

  • 2019-05-01 @CompSciFact: Functional Programming Fundamentals. 13 lectures by @headinthebox https://t.co/0eG4Uzk6RI
  • 2019-05-01 @DocUrbs: #MachineLearning Workshop 102 (Building an Analysis Pipeline) was a success! Video Recording @ https://t.co/sFXd2ySBJY Slides @ https://t.co/DRM3sRtU0Q Easy link to view Jupyter notebook @ https://t.co/3UOiWnMGwv and all files @ https://t.co/veANqdcaMr @UPennIBI @PennLDI https://t.co/54id18UDPN
  • 2019-05-01 @jimhester_: Watch me submit the vroom package📦to CRAN🎉 in my latest #rstats video 📹!! https://t.co/0BuRrgEL6f
  • 2019-05-02 @nicklockwood: After reading about the Wolfenstein 3D engine on vacation, I was inspired to try to recreate it from scratch in Swift. Here it is the result, running at 60fps on an iPhone X. https://t.co/xFqbgJN0ld
  • 2019-05-02 @TiffanyTimbers: OK #rstats education folk - what is your favourite and most motivating way to teach MLE? Looking for inspiration here! cc @rdpeng @minebocek @rudeboybert @AllenDowney @askdrstats @jtleek @stephaniehicks @rafalab
  • 2019-05-02 @newsycombinator: GitHub Learning Lab https://t.co/3RYa1Sum63
  • 2019-05-02 @benmschmidt: Here’s a bunch of interactive visualizations you can instantly re-run on any of the 15 million books in the @hathitrust, in an editable @observable notebook. https://t.co/YlYxvxMlEW. Change the URL to see any other book in the collection. https://t.co/r7ZKoL89Dp
  • 2019-05-02 @waneella_: 🎵 https://t.co/4ho1PCnS5k https://t.co/5Au0X2bXxF
  • 2019-05-03 @AllenDowney: “Embed Interactive Jupyter Notebooks in Static Websites for Free” https://t.co/pE76oMt5sA
  • 2019-05-03 @newsycombinator: A short list of common mistakes in PostgreSQL https://t.co/jrZUdKo1Rr
  • 2019-05-03 @IKosmidis_: Neat use of asymptotic arguments and 1step Fisher scoring by @tslumley to use just enough data from databases for efficient estimation of GLMs. Fan of biglm in #rstats and will play with dbglm ASAP! Options for robust standard errors would be great and think can be implemented https://t.co/RLgKDkTDqU
  • 2019-05-03 @thosjleeper: Whoa! {data.table} just gained the ability to read #csvy files. https://t.co/X6yNsU2vkk https://t.co/ReCcPptxV6 #rstats
  • 2019-05-04 @ManningBooks: Exploring the fold Function, an excerpt from Clojure: The Essential Reference by @reborg. https://t.co/VHZLlV0AuX #clojure #functionalprogramming #JVM #Java
  • 2019-05-04 @nicklockwood: I was blown away by the enthusiasm for my little Wolfenstein demo. It sounds like there’s a lot of interest in a step by step tutorial, but that will take me a little while to put together, so for those that just want to dive into the code, here it is: https://t.co/x1C41623Ea
  • 2019-05-04 @kaz_yos: hlennon/LCTMtools: Latent Class Trajectory Models: An R Package https://t.co/9mEfw2UjIg
  • 2019-05-04 @_wilfredh: An excellent overview of the different gradient descent algorithms, and a nice example of content that is available as both a responsive website and a PDF on arXiv: https://t.co/SoeLkxhd8b
  • 2019-05-04 @_wilfredh: Command line code review of git pull requests: an elegant approach that considers the dependency tree and a heatmap of which files are changed the most often! https://t.co/nlYBlKZsqz
  • 2019-05-04 @borkdude: Discovering Runtime Function References in #Clojure @bbatsov https://t.co/ih3ijiZ7OJ Love it. Would be great to see if actually nothing depends on it, so you can safely remove unused functions.
  • 2019-05-04 @rctatman: Datasette is a handy little project that lets you serve a SQLite read-only dataset as an API & website. Seems like a good tool for small dataset releases you want people to be able to poke around in (it was designed for data journalists). https://t.co/oK3xuPKrax
  • 2019-05-04 @inconvergent: bend. https://t.co/zI2rs98bBy
  • 2019-05-04 @BatesDmbates: I wrote about the complexity of linear mixed-effects models and its effect on time to fit the model at https://t.co/DSZU41QCN2
  • 2019-05-04 @sigfpe: I wrote some static html about continuations and programming languages. If you’re a functional programmer you’ll already know all of this but I want to get programmers who don’t usually think this way interested https://t.co/qMDrwx25F8
  • 2019-05-05 @mfikes: Replete 2.0-alpha1 for macOS is available! #ClojureScript Help us test it and find bugs: https://t.co/Hr0iG6KW21 https://t.co/cunqkgcoC1
  • 2019-05-05 @jedisct1: gcc and clang have builtins to check for arithmetic overflow. Unless you have to care about old/other compilers, use them! https://t.co/akYdCRy6fn
  • 2019-05-05 @_wilfredh: On the early metaphors that drove the original development of Unix: https://t.co/KNtgXmba2a (Lots of typewriter influence, and amazingly the first versions did not have a notion of pipes!)
  • 2019-05-05 @immersivemath: Our free, interactive, online interactive book about linear algebra is done! Finally! https://t.co/NvVhx5eVUx Help us celebrate by RT:ing #linearalgebra #maths
  • 2019-05-05 @phil_eaton: Latest post in the compiler basics series: using LLVM conditionals in compiling a fibonacci program https://t.co/A72yEDQ8sd
  • 2019-05-05 @josef_heinen: Sixel graphics is not only useful for displaying plots on remote HPC systems - #JuliaLang 1.1.0 + GR on a #RaspberryPi : https://t.co/TklzCYr2Ro
  • 2019-05-05 @biorxiv_bioinfo: Machine learning-based detection of insertions and deletions in the human genome https://t.co/cTQfuouG5y #biorxiv_bioinfo
  • 2019-05-05 @newsycombinator: SirixDB – An Evolutionary, Temporal NoSQL Storage System https://t.co/cxGMKrhr34
  • 2019-05-05 @HNTweets: Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing (2014): https://t.co/bG6dgwGod9 Comments: https://t.co/cbZIoA85es
  • 2019-05-06 @juldanjou: An Introduction to Functional Programming with Python (where I only wrote the word Lisp once) https://t.co/GAmnJ8wjCK
  • 2019-05-06 @kaz_yos: Limitations of the Odds Ratio in Gauging the Performance of a Diagnostic, Prognostic, or Screening Marker https://t.co/Rxe9OJZu15 https://t.co/gdoVSbhMaH
  • 2019-05-06 @OrbenAmy: 🚨 STOP THE PRESS: HAs social media destroyed a generation? Probably not. 🚨 Research published today in @PNASNews puts an end to overhyped correlational results by providing concrete longitudinal evidence: https://t.co/6Fed102JqK (111) https://t.co/0RkaMcht1d
  • 2019-05-07 @pstuffa: Sometimes there’s too much data for a #scatterplot matrix, so why not a #hexbin matrix instead? With brushing, obvy #d3 #observable Set up as a function, so it’s easy to reuse wherever. https://t.co/MjIvEyrJqY https://t.co/zJpjdlbklL
  • 2019-05-07 @tslumley: My picture of the reasons two variables can be correlated https://t.co/SCPc0CUYDs
  • 2019-05-07 @mxsage: (classic) physarum polycephalum sim https://t.co/sNfYQMaCv7
  • 2019-05-07 @mcmc_stan: The working link is https://t.co/T6ENricRoc (this will redirect to the latest version) https://t.co/2RaCFvcCcO
  • 2019-05-07 @freakonometrics: “Adversarial attacks on medical machine learning” https://t.co/ntIOVQkr5U https://t.co/mcdEo892KE
  • 2019-05-07 @psychemedia: Ok, so what’s Microsoft gather/nbgather? https://t.co/EMewPobwX3 “Tools for cleaning code, recovering lost code, and comparing versions of code in Jupyter Lab. … saves a history of all code you’ve executed and the outputs it produces to the notebook’s metadata.”
  • 2019-05-07 @newsycombinator: Mathics – A free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica https://t.co/dRXZDlXVCR
  • 2019-05-07 @hervelc: Je trouve que tout étudiant(e) en informatique devrait livre le livre de Stéphane Bortzmeyer. Il présente clairement le fonctionnement du réseau… et il montre les points politiquement sensibles. Quand le code peut influer sur les droits humains. https://t.co/FQjHeAa9ht https://t.co/zCXNi9aton
  • 2019-05-07 @mathematicsprof: Here is a nice introductory of scientific computing from the engineering dept at the Univ of Illinois. https://t.co/LwGc9keSlm
  • 2019-05-07 @zentree: Installed Joplin https://t.co/MyUCCsqNtS Testing as research note-taking tool. The ability to save everything in a place of my choice, sync, cross-platform availability, and everything as markdown files is very tempting.
  • 2019-05-08 @mfikes: If you look at the perf of Space War in ClojureScript—which is fairly straightforward / idiomatic “map-oriented” Clojure code—the function that it spends most of its time in is array-index-of (doing linear scans for keys in PersistentArrayMap). See https://t.co/1OKVlIFoxR
  • 2019-05-08 @ThePracticalDev: 1. fx, a command-line JSON processing tool 2. http-prompt, for interacting with APIs 3. fselect, for querying files with an SQL-like syntax 4. ranger, a command-line file manager 5. tokei, to view statistics on you { author: @_darrenburns } #DEVCommunity https://t.co/yl01dnorl6
  • 2019-05-08 @zim2918: Any words for this drawing? https://t.co/euCg6y2s0J
  • 2019-05-08 @zevross: I’m really impressed with these materials for learning geographic data science with #python. It’s clear that @darribas put a ton of care in assembling the course and resources and we’re lucky he makes them freely available | https://t.co/NIEt1c1Lvj
  • 2019-05-08 @RoiLouis: La façade est presque finie ! not bad <3 https://t.co/GFOsQI8c6M
  • 2019-05-08 @_djli: A small #rstats package to help with deriving phylogenies from common synthesis trees or user provided trees. Still in early stage. Tests/suggestions/comments/contributions are welcome. https://t.co/eag8OXzmv4
  • 2019-05-08 @skathire: 👇🏽is really a must read for those interested in the theory and history behind using a genome-wide set of DNA markers for predicting complex traits https://t.co/TrAvja4wKR https://t.co/lWQhUyOcAI
  • 2019-05-08 @JavaScriptDaily: To celebrate its 10th birthday, Mojang has rewritten Minecraft Classic in JS and put it online to play: https://t.co/4atCyoGX5k The source appears to be at https://t.co/Dw805rg4ro and is minified but not obfuscated, so enjoy. Appears to be using Babylon.js! https://t.co/y6hcGFu05R
  • 2019-05-08 @_wilfredh: Extraterm is a terminal emulator with a really interesting model of showing outputs in frames and allowing you to manipulate them: https://t.co/YaX1jKvHel
  • 2019-05-09 @BrodieGaslam: @noamross @henrikbengtsson @groundwalkergmb @kaneplusplus @eddelbuettel “What Every Programmer Should Know About Memory” has a good generic explanation. If you have a high cache miss rate with hyperthreads (I assume that’s virtual cores are here), the CPU can take advantage of the resulting stalls to run the other thread. https://t.co/zm8fkHHjEB https://t.co/BRcWKNiW2R
  • 2019-05-09 @alamajesse: Anyone else get a kick out of reading about shells? I’m talking man ksh, browing the zsh docs, bash info pages, and so on.
  • 2019-05-09 @BobMuenchen: Here’s a good post on how much simpler Stata is than R for many tasks https://t.co/bqAz51PgDZ #rstats #stata #statistics #analytics #bigdata #DataScience @Stata https://t.co/7epixsquQA
  • 2019-05-09 @AltunaAkalin: updated book draft “computational #genomics with R” #Rstats https://t.co/L4buuGIAXg New supervised and unsupervised #MachineLearning chapters + multi-#omics analysis chapter. There are most likely typos & mistakes, you can help us improve it https://t.co/x7s4QTlhGn https://t.co/Ljj4CQ9Jhg
  • 2019-05-09 @olebegemann: Yay, GitHub now sends notifications for comments on gists (finally!). Looks like you have to manually subscribe to your existing gists if you want notifications for them though. https://t.co/O50XtE0SGh https://t.co/Ina3YhnKJZ
  • 2019-05-09 @warmsunlove: a ring that folds out to an astronomical sphere. 16th cent. https://t.co/HzjHjqnYRw
  • 2019-05-09 @math_rachel: Regex Tuesdays Challenges, with nice format to see passing/failing tests https://t.co/9VNkw6TGzX (although I still found it easiest to do some scratch work in https://t.co/KAwITplbVs and then copy answer in) https://t.co/3BXR8pKnBD
  • 2019-05-10 @jpatrickhall: New to awesome-#MachineLearning-interpretability metalist: - ICLR debugging workshop: https://t.co/z4meB42BUC - @h2oai’s monotonic gbm: https://t.co/CjoH2q8fUs - @Microsoft’s interpret library: https://t.co/F2N7y3g7ZV - Metalist link: https://t.co/vdT9bBAtUq #XAI #DataScience https://t.co/MoStwHmDFa
  • 2019-05-10 @statsepi: Regress weight on height and take the residual. That is conceptually the same as a BMI. Then, for a model with weight and height on the RHS, the weight coefficient will be the same as the coefficient from a model where the weight residual is alone on the RHS. https://t.co/i63c5sLtvJ
  • 2019-05-12 @vsbuffalo: This three part series by @betanalpha is an excellent introduction to Gaussian Processes in Stan: https://t.co/T4cXH6IeWk The section on moving from weakly informative priors to informative priors on scale length (https://t.co/M0DzOeOTjV) is especially nice.
  • 2019-05-13 @KirkDBorne: Logistic Regression as a #NeuralNetwork, in one picture: https://t.co/IYy2yzJs7k by @AjitJaokar ———— #abdsc #DataScience #MachineLearning #Algorithms #BigData #Statistics ——— See more “in one picture” #infographics for #DataScientists at @DataScienceCtrl https://t.co/FneaZzGjfl https://t.co/Ns7tbdjnK4
  • 2019-05-13 @JustGlowing: GRV, a terminal based interface for viewing Git repositories https://t.co/c6ew7SlAZY
  • 2019-05-13 @beesandbombs: this u @bigblueboo ? https://t.co/zkBDJ9X4n1
  • 2019-05-13 @joelgrus: Data Science from Scratch, second edition now available! https://t.co/JSzXZxJCaz #DataScience #BuyMyBook #ShamelessSelfPromotion
  • 2019-05-13 @StatGarrett: Thank you @christoph_sax for an #rstats cheat sheet on #tsbox, a tool kit for time series! Available at https://t.co/OZVUTm5lDl @rstudio https://t.co/tOZUJmccXW
  • 2019-05-13 @KevinSimler: GOING CRITICAL — a 🆕 interactive essay! How to prevent disease, control nuclear reactions, and encourage the spread of ideas. All with playable simulations. https://t.co/7LhDOQXVGT https://t.co/UBIhO2Aadr
  • 2019-05-14 @newsycombinator: Oh shit, git (2016) https://t.co/t3XEUjD2jb
  • 2019-05-14 @fdnklg: I made a #dataviz about gender in politics: https://t.co/lIt4kcx9dY Find out how countries progressed within the last decades. Based on data from @undata https://t.co/C1iRYknuQg
  • 2019-05-14 @FunctorFact: Numpy clone in Common Lisp https://t.co/eAr1BAXIvx
  • 2019-05-14 @kaz_yos: “Stata unclustered robust variance and cluster-robust variance. How can the standard errors with the vce(cluster clustvar) option be smaller than those without the vce(cluster clustvar) option?” https://t.co/SpS3VFNHR3
  • 2019-05-15 @newsycombinator: Things you’re probably not using in Python 3 – but should https://t.co/obLN5jyxkn
  • 2019-05-15 @newsycombinator: PHP in 2019 https://t.co/8QxEhuosIi
  • 2019-05-15 @_inesmontani: Experimented with packaging my online course framework as an Electron app and it… just works 🤯 Wrapping web apps isn’t always a good idea. But it does open up some new possibilities: easily share it without public hosting & sell premium courses online 100% independently 💸 https://t.co/QXDUjCA8wW
  • 2019-05-15 @pocmatos: Racket News, Issue 8 is here! Enjoy! @racketlang #racketnews https://t.co/rXNuRTxSRI
  • 2019-05-16 @jtleek: Hey @visnut I seem to remember you had a webpage with a bunch of your experiments in visualization with @heike_hh and others organized. I can’t seem to find it though. Am I just making things up? cc @LucyStats
  • 2019-05-16 @strnr: gpart: human genome partitioning and visualization of high-density SNP data by identifying haplotype blocks https://t.co/OQ3tqMMw9K https://t.co/pXWxx3jGNR https://t.co/xUhtEyt92M
  • 2019-05-17 @newsycombinator: Course: Matrix Methods in Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning https://t.co/mMJiN3lUqy
  • 2019-05-17 @greghendershott: I’ve been working on using an org file to generate a user gude + reference manual, in both Info and HTML formats. Example of the latter (still WIP): https://t.co/G5gYPsOW7k
  • 2019-05-17 @iLemming: Good @spacemacs loving people made it really easy to use Emacs with xwidgets support. brew install emacs-plus --with-xwidgets --HEAD. Fully functional browser in Emacs. Imagine the possibilities? https://t.co/KVRN86oMeI
  • 2019-05-17 @fuzzycz: As usual, updated slides for my CREATE STATISTICS talk I’m about to give at #pgconfbe are available here https://t.co/SjLTxfHmoQ
  • 2019-05-17 @beesandbombs: happy friday to #twitter https://t.co/vVTllSJQa5
  • 2019-05-17 @strnr: A rapid and simple method for assessing and representing genome sequences relatedness https://t.co/mFH0kCcFbh https://t.co/oLN2c7wfuv
  • 2019-05-17 @MinionLab: Book delivery. @3rdreviewer @ClausWilke https://t.co/4oe1VaewvY
  • 2019-05-18 @f2harrell: One of my greatest regrets as a statistician is that I didn’t scream at the top of my lungs when I first saw bad statistical practice in high-dimensional genomics. Results were statistically predictable. Thinking you can reliably “name names” when p > n is a joke. https://t.co/4fP6jhoBv5
  • 2019-05-18 @Atabey_Kaygun: The lectures notes (as jupyter notebooks) of the “Data Science for Fundamental Sciences” class I taught last semester are available now at https://t.co/HyZ680fhnu
  • 2019-05-19 @brodriguesco: Are you an #rstats user? You’re using Rstudio but want to try another text editor out? Why not @spacemacs, Vim and Emacs’ lovechild? In my latest blog post, I provide a short intro to this magnificient editor, and how useable it is for #rstats https://t.co/H7qf4gYRtz https://t.co/kLhHhct8PX
  • 2019-05-19 @ChrisRackauckas: A summary of #julialang for scientific computing in 2019. https://t.co/VBd1qjgasQ
  • 2019-05-20 @JavaScriptDaily: Ola.js: A Library for Smoothly Animating Values - https://t.co/CTPUkSM9Zu (Smooth tweening between values, ideal for live visualizations.)
  • 2019-05-20 @thinkR_fr: #rstats - “{traveltime} package allows to retrieve isochrones for traveltime-maps from the Traveltime Platform API directly from R” by @thlorusso https://t.co/TjSOR2YZOA https://t.co/mkrsWFb2Gt
  • 2019-05-20 @rafalab: @f2harrell @C3gnGuy Here are two examples of useful and constructive work related to power in the high-dimensional feature space situation. https://t.co/qWHnRA6jAj https://t.co/ftjzjO8Ask
  • 2019-05-20 @mfikes: Gotta say: It’s pretty cool you can search for “Clojure” in the Mac App Store and you now get a free implementation of it. My hope is this will be an enabler for kids learning to program and newcomers to the language. :) https://t.co/Y2E3otfOUe
  • 2019-05-21 @_inesmontani: I’ve started putting together flowcharts for solving various NLP problems with https://t.co/j3J6mQ9xJf (and beyond). Obviously none of this is foolproof – it’s just a summary of our usual advice. Here’s the first one for Named Entity Recognition! 📥 PDF: https://t.co/OPVLAIR7Fu https://t.co/PNGDDSiFYJ
  • 2019-05-21 @newsycombinator: Set Theory and Foundations of Mathematics https://t.co/LXuV7K26n0
  • 2019-05-21 @Spyder_IDE: Its finally here! After nearly a year of development, the milestone Spyder 4 Beta 2 is out, with an all-new code completion, introspection, help and analysis architecture, a full-UI dark theme, a new plots pane and much, much more! Try it out now https://t.co/PQ2IYhChlp https://t.co/Q7agaS31X8
  • 2019-05-22 @MaartenvSmeden: This week in our journal club: a surprisingly accessible introduction to instrumental variable analyses. #epitwitter https://t.co/cCETVkKLlV https://t.co/KgSBOadCqA
  • 2019-05-22 @freakonometrics: isochrone map https://t.co/TBfYWypjNT ht @mirbole01 https://t.co/6By2p4iPud
  • 2019-05-22 @DmitryUlyanovML: Another great paper from Samsung AI lab! @egorzakharovdl et al. animate heads using only few shots of target person (or even 1 shot). Keypoints, adaptive instance norms and GANs, no 3D face modelling at all. ▶️ https://t.co/Xk5D4WccpD 📝 https://t.co/SxnVfY72TT https://t.co/GjVrJbejT0
  • 2019-05-22 @strnr: SurVIndel: improving CNV calling from high-throughput sequencing data through statistical testing https://t.co/nX89S80n2r https://t.co/GLeeat52w8 https://t.co/R0iqSMy754
  • 2019-05-22 @mbostock: I built a pachinko machine simulator… for visualizing the distribution of a random number generator. https://t.co/JHz8ekP8dk
  • 2019-05-23 @vsbuffalo: I’ve been enjoying Efron and Hastie’s new-ish book “Computer Age Statistical Inference” (PDF: https://t.co/oT9XBK9U7B). Liked how this section united a bunch of different topics as “ingenious devices to circumvent the defect” in frequentist estimation: https://t.co/65mNIjeAsW
  • 2019-05-23 @newsycombinator: The Art of Command Line https://t.co/o6EbYsPfSq