From: Joe A. Wagner
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:03 AM
To: Abraham D. Flaxman
Subject: property based testing
Have you seen hypothesis? It looks really useful. I’ve been meaning to incorporate it into my code, but I’m having a hard time defining properties of data frames (which is usually the input of most of my functions).
I’ve been gifted a steady stream of math clocks over the years, including a really transcendental one that has been in my dining room for quite a while. I didn’t realize how often I used it to check the time until my four-year-old broke the hands off one recent day. (“I wanted to see what happens when you bend them back and forth,” he explained, but I digress.)
The purpose of this blog is to document the *fix* for this failure that we developed together:
“What time is it?”, I inattentively asked myself as a kid came down the stairs this morning. Perfect answer!
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Practical Probabilistic Programming introduces the working programmer to probabilistic programming. In it, you’ll learn how to use the PP paradigm to model application domains and then express those probabilistic models in code. Although PP can seem abstract, in this book you’ll immediately work on practical examples, like using the Figaro language to build a spam filter and applying Bayesian and Markov networks, to diagnose computer system data problems and recover digital images.
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Second edition of the Diversity Lunch Discussion journal club, with a focus on the Implicit Association Test. Many participants also *took* an IAT—Rose suggests you try taking the Race IAT before our discussion tomorrow: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
So much knowledge and expertise in this group.
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