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Category: Applied Math

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: followed by: followed by (AHA!): Obviously, x was three! Only it …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O’Neil Crown New York 2016 Book Web Site: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com The Author’s Blog: https://mathbabe.org My Rating: 4/5 …

“Ronald Fisher and Maximum Likelihood Estimation” is a presentation that I gave to the Bay Area Entrepreneurs in Statistics (BAES) on August 20, 2016 at Symation in Richmond, CA …

The largest prime number we’re currently aware of has 22,338,618 digits. It was discovered in January 2016 thanks to the coordinated effort of thousands of machines across the globe. …

It is often argued that programmers need a solid mathematical background in order to be competent in their chosen profession. Discrete mathematics offers a great foundation for programming, don’t …

As someone who is passionate about both mathematics and programming languages, I thought I would share what I consider to be 10 great programming languages for mathematics. I aimed …

Business Insider recently ran an article “Here’s what you should know about those 99% job placement rates at ‘coding bootcamps’— some of which boast $100,000 exit salaries” warning readers …

In recent years, the image of high volume Wall Street traders has started to shift. Where we once pictured high-powered, experienced professionals who worked their way up to major …

Introduction This is a short post on how to recognize numbers such as simple integers, real numbers and special codes such as zip codes and credit card numbers and …

“It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter, will know of great periodic regional famines in …