Lynx Roundup, September 27th 2020

Lynx Roundup, September 27th 2020

Atomic lock-free counters! The “Jira mindset” in data science! Python text-to-handwriting converter!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Atomic lock-free counters in Python
At Datadog [https://datadog.com], we’re really into metrics. We love them, westore them, but we also generate them. To do that, you need to juggle withintegers that are incremented, also known as counters. While having an integer that changes its value sounds dull, it might not bewithout some su…
parse
parse() is the opposite of format()
Python Tools for Record Linking and Fuzzy Matching
This article discusses useful python tools for linking record sets and fuzzy matching on text fields. These concepts can also be used to deduplicate data.
The “Jira mindset” is damaging your data science team
For the uninitiated, “Jira” is a project management tool that seems almost ubiquitous outside of tech companies. Built originally to manage software development projects, it naturally gets re-applied…
bannyvishwas2020/MyHandWriting
Convert text to your own hand writing. Contribute to bannyvishwas2020/MyHandWriting development by creating an account on GitHub.
Ancestry Fights The US Government As Feds Try To Grab DNA Data
Ancestry discloses a rare demand for its genetic data. The company has rebuffed the U.S. government’s attempt, though.
There’s a new way to tame language AI so it doesn’t embarrass you
Models can now be steered to generate text based on the topic or sentiment of your choosing.
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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.