One fun thing about keeping my lab notebook in digital form with IPython Notebooks is that I can flip through my old work so easily. Did I say fun? I meant scary, and sometimes depressing. But yes, also fun.
For example, two years ago, I was working on some projects that are still not wrapped up today, and I was doing a lot of prep for the first edition of my now re-titled “machine learning for health metricians” class.
Hey that includes the answer to [a question someone just asked on stats.stackexchange](http://stats.stackexchange.com/q/149801/18291)
From: Abraham D. Flaxman
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:40 PM
Subject: [Reproducible] licenses and reproducibility: the scholarly communication lens
The recent discussion on reproducibility and licensing inspired me to read something historical about UW and software licensing that has been on my desk for a while. I think others on the list might find it interesting as well, so I scanned a copy for you: https://www.dropbox.com/s/79k92iwm20159of/williams_barnett_digital_ventures_2009.pdf?dl=0
I particularly like the idea that software is communication, and the university is an institute that is good at scholarly communication and at teaching. I think there is some framing here that could be valuable for reproducible research as well. Irreproducible results are, in a sense, a communication failure, and a lot of what we are talking about on this list are different ways to improve our scholarly communication.
I got my high school buddy to write a book about my boss… what could go wrong? They were at Town Hall Seattle a few weeks ago, and I think nothing did: http://townhallseattle.org/event/jeremy-smith-and-christopher-murray/
Is there a recording online somewhere?
Simple, I wanted to make violin plots for efficiency scores, and they shouldn’t have any density below zero. Here is a sneaky way to sneak such a figure out of Python/Seaborn: https://github.com/mwaskom/seaborn/issues/525#issuecomment-97651992
The truncation makes them look more like gyro meat than violins.