Here is yet another monthly review of what I found of possible interest while browsing the interweb.
Haskplex = Hasklig + IBM Plex Mono. I already use the IBM Plex font family on this site because I no longer wanted to depend on Google font API. After almost three years using Iosevka as my primary font for my text editor and terminal, I switched to JetBrains Mono a while ago and I am quite happy with that “wider” font. However, I should note that IBM Plex fonts are really good, and it is good to know that we can have ligatures and icons for free with this little font pack.
Re-reading History and effective use of Vim, from one of the latest micro-review. Like I always learn something cool every time. On a related note, I follow strager (aka Matthew Glazar) on Twitch and I recently learnt about
:diffthis, which is a really cool command if you just want to diff two buffers after copying/pasting the content of two compile results, for example. Always learning, but I already learnt a “lot of Vim” from this guy alone.1
Here is an interesting article on Automated Data Wrangling, with useful links, including Data Cleaning by Ihab Ilyas and Xu Chu (2019). I would add that a substantial amount of data cleaning, data verification and quality control techniques are covered in Statistical Data Cleaning with Applications in R by Mark van der Loo and Edwin de Jonge (2018).
Interesting discussion on git merge strategy: Two years of squash merge. TL;DR
git merge --squash allows to aggregate all the changes done in a separate branch into a single unified commit.
Commits are essentially immutable. Technically there are ways to rewrite the history, but there are several reasons you generally don’t want to do it. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say the farther the commit is in the repository history, the more complicated it is to rewrite it.
If you’re looking for some fancy tinted colors: https://www.december.com/html/spec/colorshades.html.
Reactive, reproducible, collaborative: computational notebooks evolve. Yet another article on reproducibility and notebooks. Still, I don’t find like it will ever solve the state dependency problem without extra care (plus version control is harder compared to single scripts).
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Interactive Edition. Nice project.
In case you miss some good reads for the week-end, check out some of Eli Bendersky’s great posts:
Sadly, Suz Hinton (alias noopkat) will no longer be streaming. ↩︎