PiCloud makes it easy to run long-running Python code in a distributed environment. Just pass your function to the cloud and it executes in a queue. Your Python job can make use of a large but limited selection of packages.
Archive for February, 2010
I really like how OkCupid shares their statistical data. In this report, they correlate ethnicity with reply rate. The conclusions? Women of African descent reply the most but get the least replies. White men get the most replies but reply the least. White women and those of Asian and Hispanic descent prefer white men. The … Read more
The global disease alert map at HealthMap displays isolated and nationwide outbreaks of disease based on news reports and curated personal accounts.
“This image is a ‘balloon race’. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble.
You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from … Read more
Branch By Abstraction is a development technique whereby an introduction of a destructive change is preceded by an abstraction phase. This abstraction phase involves abstracting the affected code, updating its dependent code to use the abstraction, introducing a second unit-tested implementation, updating the code again and, lastly, deprecating and destroying the old implementation. I did … Read more