Posts Tagged ‘fromemail’

Tools for gentle introduction to coding

October 14, 2018

Swift Playgrounds (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swift-playgrounds/id908519492?mt=8)

  • Drag simple blocks of code
  • Very gentle introduction to coding
  • Begin with controlling a video game character
  • iPad only

Scratch Jr (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8)

  • Drag icons that represent code blocks
  • Tablet only (iPad & Android)

Blockly (https://blockly-games.appspot.com/)

  • Similar to Swift Playgrounds in its introduction
  • Begin with controlling a video game character
  • Gentle introduction to coding
  • Exposure to basic programming syntax
  • Runs in browser
  • Tablet version in beta

Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/)

  • More complex desktop version
  • Exposure to basic programming syntax
  • Also runs in browser

Hopscotch (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-learn-to-code-creatively-and-make-games/id617098629?mt=8)

  • Nice video tutorials
  • Considers a broader range of applications than the other ones
  • Slightly less gentle introduction to coding
  • Tablet only (iPad & Android)

R Datacamp (https://www.datacamp.com/courses/free-introduction-to-r)

  • Browser-based introduction to R
  • Video tutorials
  • Guided interactive coding exercises
  • Full programming syntax

Harari’s New Book Review in The Economist

October 11, 2018

In the kingdom of cyborgs
Big data is reshaping humanity, says Yuval Noah Harari
Uneven and easy to mock, his new book contains provocative and profound ideas

Aug 30th 2018

https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/08/30/big-data-is-reshaping-humanity-says-yuval-noah-harari

Biosketch Research Support section D from guidelines

October 11, 2018

D. Additional Information: Research Support

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These instructions apply to all applicants who are completing the “Research Support” section.

List ongoing and completed research projects from the past three years that you want to draw attention to. Briefly indicate the overall goals of the projects and your responsibilities. Do not include the number of person months or direct costs.

Do not confuse “Research Support” with “Other Support.” Other Support information is not collected at the time of application submission. “}}

DB: Sorting files in chronological order of creation–not by modified

October 11, 2018

Dropbox does not currently have a feature to sort files via chronological order.

We can see all of your files if you go to the following link: http://www.dropbox.com/events

FITBIT tracking activity

October 4, 2018

.@Fitbit’s 150 billion hours of heart data reveal secrets about health, by @Pogue
https://finance.Yahoo.com/news/exclusive-fitbits-150-billion-hours-heart-data-reveals-secrets-human-health-133124215.html One interesting observation: “You see heart rate go up before your family reunions, & then tend to really take a long time to come back after it.”
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“Kind of wild to see how starting to use a treadmill — the first regular cardio workouts I’ve ever really gotten — visibly lowered my entire heart-rate range.
Also, it turns out that having kidney stones is bad for you. My heart rate went through the roof both times.
I was surprised and amused, though, to see the second most stressful events on my graph: holiday get-togethers.
“You see the heart rate go up before your family reunions, and then tend to really take a long time to come back after it,” notes McLean. In other words — who knew?? — holidays with the family are not a guarantee of peace, relaxation, and joy.
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Data science in industry

September 25, 2018

After @pmarca’s classic 2011 essay “Why Software is Eating the World,” Cohen & @MatthewGranade now posit that “Models Will Run the World” https://www.WSJ.com/articles/models-will-run-the-world-1534716720 Illustrates the transition from computer science to #DataScience HT @WillMeyerson

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The software revolution has transformed business. What’s next? Processes that constantly improve themselves without need of human intervention.

By Steven A. Cohen and Matthew W. Granade
Aug. 19, 2018 6:12 p.m. ET

Marc Andreessen’s essay “Why Software is Eating the World” appeared in this newspaper Aug. 20, 2011. Mr. Andreessen’s analysis was prescient. The companies he identified—Netflix, Amazon, Spotify—did eat their industries. Newer software companies—Didi, Airbnb, Stripe—are also at the table, digging in.
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A nice commentary on the role of data science in industry.

Faculty and Research Support | Giving to Yale

September 23, 2018

https://giving.yale.edu/priorities/faculty-and-research-support

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Endowed chairs enable Yale to attract outstanding academic talent to the faculty. Because the endowment secures the position itself, it enables Yale to appoint a distinguished professor whenever a position becomes vacant, building a tradition of leadership in the selected discipline. The endowed chair is widely recognized as the most prestigious honor a university can bestow on an accomplished faculty member.
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GTEx sex differential expression paper

September 5, 2018

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24265
https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-017-0352-z

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TCGA sex differences
https://www.cell.com/cancer-cell/abstract/S1535-6108(16)30111-8

Data science in industry

September 5, 2018

https://www.wsj.com/articles/models-will-run-the-world-1534716720?shareToken=sta12832ebc836483aaaeb4e03a2d48790&ref=article_email_share

A nice commentary on the role of data science in industry.

FITBIT tracking activity

September 5, 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-fitbits-150-billion-hours-heart-data-reveals-secrets-human-health-133124215.html?src=rss