Lynx Roundup, April 6th 2020

Lynx Roundup, April 6th 2020

Intro to functional programming in Python! Speed up Python with Fast Filtering and Slow Loops!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

Speeding up Python Code: Fast Filtering and Slow Loops
When exploring a new dataset and wanting to do some quick checks or calculations, one is tempted to lazily write code without giving much thought about optimization. While this might be useful in…
Introduction to functional programming with Python examples
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How A More People-Centered Approach To Data Science Can Help Societies Thrive
As part of Forbes’ AI In Action series, David Bray and Lord Tim Clement-Jones share how a more people-centered approach to data science can help societies thrive.
“Technology should free us up to be more human together”: Holly Herndon on merging music and AI
“I get distracted by transience,” says Holly Herndon as we wait for the lift to take us up to a quieter floor. We had started our interview in the hotel’s lobby, perched on high stools, but the clatter of cups and saucers and the whirr of a coffee machine had the usually expertly eloquent Herndon lo…
What doesn’t crack them makes them stronger
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, according to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Who would have thought that a similar notion might apply to materials?
Building Recursive Descent Parsers: The Definitive Guide
Evgeny Morozov, Socialize the Data Centres!, NLR 91, January–February 2015
The leading iconoclast of Internet euphoria recounts his path from schooling in Belarus through training in Bulgaria to NGO work in Central Europe and fame as author of The Net Delusion in the United States. A radicalized view of the transformations required in the information infrastructures of the…

Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.