Find Continuum Analytics at PyData Seattle!

" Starting Friday, July 24th, the Continuum Analytics team will be in Washington state for PyData Seattle. Join us at the Microsoft Conference Center for three days of Python tutorials, talks, and socialevents."

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Empowering Data Scientists for the Journey

" Three years ago, Travis and I founded a company with a mission to promote and foster the growth of better tools for computational science. Both of us are scientists by training, and both of us have been math and science nerds from childhood. Neither of us can resist geeking out on math and physics when we chat with customers ... View More

Continuum Analytics Secures $24 Million Series A Round to Empower Next Phase of Data Science

" General Catalyst Partners and BuildGroupCo-Invest Enterprise-Ready Anaconda Platform Supports New Generation of Data-DrivenCompanies AUSTIN , TX . July 23, 2015 Continuum Analytics , which develops Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, has secured a $24 millio... View More

Custom Parallel Workflows

" This work is supported by Continuum Analytics and the XDATA Program as part of the Blaze Project tl;dr: We motivate the expansion of parallel programming beyond bigcollections. We discuss the usability custom of dask graphs. Recent Parallel Work Focuses on Big Collections Parallel databases, Spark, an... View More

DIB jclub: Fast and sensitive mapping of error-prone nanopore sequencing reads with GraphMap

" Note: at the Lab for Data Intensive Biology , we're trying out a new journal clubformat where we summarize our thoughts on the paper in a blog post.For this blog post, Luiz wrote the majority of the text and the restof us added questions and comments. The paper: Fast and sensitive mapping of error-prone nanopore seque... View More

Announcement: ATKSideChainCompressor 1.0.0

" Im happy to announce the release of a side-chain stereo compressor based on the Audio Toolkit . It is available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.8) in different formats. This stereo compressor can work on two channels, left/right or middle/side, possibly in linked mode (only one set of parameters), and can be set up to mix the i... View More

Announcement: Audio TK 0.7.0

" Focus on this release was on performance. As such the core functions were optimized, as well as some tools and EQ. A new filter dedicated to fast convolution (using a fixed-size partition with a mix of FFT convolution and explicit FIR filter) with 0 latency was added. Download link: ATK 0.7.0 Changelog: 0.7.0 * Fixed the ... View More

Updates on ADS Interfaces and the Announcement of Bumblebee

" Alberto Accomazzi ( @aaccomazzi ) is the Program Manager of the NASA Astrophysics Data System based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a tool for finding astronomy and planetary science publications. ADS currently has three different interfaces: ADS Cla... View More

Numerators of harmonic numbers

" Harmonic numbers The n th harmonic number, H n , is the sum of the reciprocals of the integers up to and including n . For example, H 4 = 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 = 25/12. Heres a curious fact about harmonic numbers, known as Wolstenholmes theorem : For a prime p > 3, the numerator of H p ... View More

High-dimensional integration

" Numerically integrating functions of many variables almost always requires Monte Carlo integration or some variation. Numerical analysis textbooks often emphasize one-dimensional integration and, almost as a footnote, say that you can use a product scheme to bootstrap one-dimensional methods to higher dimensions. True, but i... View More

A year-old editorial regarding computational infrastructure sustainability

" Note: A year ago, I wrote this in response to an editorial request.Ultimately they weren't interested in publishing it, and I got distractedand this languished on my hard disk. So when I remembered it recently,I decided to just push it out to my blog, where I should have put it inthe first place. --titus All things co... View More

A review of "Tools and techniques for computational reproducibility"

" Note: Last week, I submitted my review of Stephen R. Piccolo, AdamB. Lee, and Michael B. Frampton's paper, Tools and techniques forcomputational reproducibility . Soon after,Dan Katz wrote a blog post about notebooks ,and in a comment I mentioned Piccolo's paper; and, after dropping a note toDr. Piccolo, he pu... View More

Wolfram obeys Zawinksi’s law

" Zawinskis law of software development: Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can. The folks behind Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha announced yesterday now they toocan read email."

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Convert HPCToolkit files to callgrind format

" After my post on HPCToolkit , I felt that I prefered QCacheGrind as a GUI to explore profiling results. So here is a gist with a Python script to convert XML HPCToolkit experiments to callgrind format: For instance, this is a display of an Audio Toolkit test of L2 cach... View More

Scientific computing in Python

" Scientific computing in Python is expanding and maturing rapidly. Last week at the SciPy 2015 conference there were about twice as many people as when Id last gone to the conference in 2013. You can get some idea of the rapid develop of the scientific Python stack and its future direction by watching the final keynote of ... View More