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Category: Applied Math

A STEM Infographic Some commenters on the previous post The Catch-22 STEM Job Market requested a graphical presentation of the data. Note: STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and …

This article takes an evidence-based (or “data driven”) look at the job market for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workers using job posts on the popular Craig’s List …

This article reviews the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)’s Report on Mathematics in Industry (MII) 2012 which surveys the use of mathematics in industry and the jobs …

This is a guest post by Michael Koploy. Interested in guest blogging for this site? Click here. Seemingly overnight, data scientists have been pushed into the online spotlight. In …

Business of Biotech: The Bathtub Mechanism (Cancer Research) by John McGowan Ph.D. When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 Where: BioCurious, 845 Stewart Drive, Suite C, Sunnyvale, …

This article shows how to build a simple recommendation engine using GNU Octave, a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations, that is mostly compatible with MATLAB. A …

This is a brief post on scientific calculators for computer users. It is partially a followup to the post Ten Great Quick Calculators for Computer Users and overlaps some …

This is a brief post on quick ways to perform floating point arithmetic in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (BASH), either at the command prompt or in a shell …

This is a brief post showing how to display error bars in GNU Octave, a free open-source numerical programming and analysis tool that is mostly compatible with MATLAB. Octave …

This article analyzes the soaring rates of “autism spectrum disorders” reported in the United States and other developed nations over the last twenty to thirty years. The United States …