Bookmarks for March 23rd through April 3rd

These are my links for March 23rd through April 3rd:

  • The Ideal Large Scale Learning Class « Machine Learning (Theory) – At NIPS, Andrew Ng asked me what should be in a large scale learning class. After some discussion with him and Nando and mulling it over a bit, these are the topics that I think should be covered.
    There are many different kinds of scaling.
  • 10 Rules That Govern Groups — PsyBlog – Much of our lives are spent in groups with other people: we form groups to socialise, earn money, play sport, make music, even to change the world. But although groups are diverse, many of the psychological processes involved are remarkably similar.
    Here are 10 insightful studies that give a flavour of what has been discovered about the dynamics of group psychology.
  • Graphing/Charting Data on Web Pages: JavaScript Solutions – Effective data visualization allows users to easily understand and consume otherwise complex, boring information. Plotting your data can serve as a replacement to tabular data, and is also a great way to add practical graphics to your web page or application. There are a variety of ways you can plot data on-the-fly – but in this article we’ll focus on 10 excellent JavaScript solutions to graphing/charting data that allow you to process data client-side. You’ll also find a link to one of the demonstration pages of the script so that you can see it in action.
  • Bertand’s paradox [R details] – Some may have had reservations about the “randomness” of the straws I plotted to illustrate Bertrand’s paradox. As they were all going North-West/South-East. I had actually made an inversion between cbind and rbind in the R code, which explained for this non-random orientation. Above is the corrected version, which sounds “more random” indeed. (And using wheat as the proper, if weak, colour!) The outcome of a probability of 1/2 has not changed, of course. Here is the R code as well:
  • www.unifyingtheories.org – Unifying Theories of Programming deals with program semantics. It shows how denotational semantics, operational semantics and algebraic semantics can be combined in a unified framework for the formal specification, design and implementation of programs and computer systems.

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