• !Introducing R-Ladies Remote Chapter
    R-Ladies Remote is kicking off and we want YOU! Do you want to be part of the R community but can’t attend meetups? There are many R-Ladies across the globe who love the idea of the organisation, but aren’t able to connect with it easily due to t…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 6:37am -
  • !Minimal, Explicit, Python Style Package Loading for R
    About a year and a half back I was working in Python a bit and became accustomed to the explicit importing of modules (akin to R packages) and functions. Python imports packages like this: import tidyr import dplyr as dp … Continue reading →
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 5:14am -
  • !Topological Tomfoolery in R: Plotting a Möbius Strip
    Topology is the silly putty of mathematics. One of the strangest shapes in topology is the Möbius strip. This strip is a surface with only one side. This article shows how the visualise this shape in R using the RGL package. Continue reading →The…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 11:00pm -
  • !Machine Learning in R with TensorFlow
    Modern machine learning platforms like Tensorflow have to date been used mainly by the computer science crowd, for applications like computer vision and language understanding. But as JJ Allaire pointed out in his keynote at the RStudio conference ea…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 6:31pm -
  • !R Tip: Use [[ ]] Wherever You Can
    R tip: use [[ ]] wherever you can. In R the [[ ]] is the operator that (when supplied a scalar argument) pulls a single element out of lists (and the [ ] operator pulls out sub-lists). For vectors [[ ]] and [ ] appear to be synonyms. However, when wr…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 3:13pm -

High Scalability

  • !How fast can a bird search a tree?
     I was wondering if you could help me figure something out: what is the algorithmic complexity of a bird searching a tree for food?Over the years I've had the pleasure of watching a lot of cute little birds feed in our oak trees. I've noticed the…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 5:04pm -
  • Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 16th, 2018
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:  Snow? Last march of the faeries? Nope. It's 1218 of Shooting Star drones forming the Olympic symbol. *chills* If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate if you would…
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 18, 5:25pm -
  • Sponsored Post: Triplebyte, Exoscale, Symbiont, Loupe, Etleap, Aerospike, Scalyr, Domino Data Lab, MemSQL
    Who's Hiring? Clover is looking for seasoned software engineers to help us solve the most complicated problem in the world: healthcare. We're using sophisticated data analytics, custom software, and machine learning to coordinate care and build a…
    - 9 days ago 13 Feb 18, 4:56pm -
  • Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 9th, 2018
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:  To those living in the past: the future is coming. (launch, great sound). If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate if you would recommend my new book—Explain the…
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  • Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 2nd, 2018
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:  Are silcon device designers also artists? Of course. (DAC Silicon/Technology Art Show) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate if you would recommend my new book…
    - 20 days ago 2 Feb 18, 5:35pm -


  • Data Science Glossary
    Our handy glossary demystifies data science terms. Use it to start learning today—from fundamentals to machine learning techniques.
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:57pm -
  • How to Install and Configure Docker Swarm on Ubuntu
    In this post, we go through how to install and configure Docker Swarm on an Ubuntu 16.04 server. You should know a bit about Docker and Ubuntu before starting.
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 18, 7:10pm -
  • Fixing Education: Motivation and Freedom
    People learn better when they learn what they want to, on their own terms. We believe motivation and freedom are key to education—learn more in this post.
    - 14 days ago 8 Feb 18, 6:10pm -
  • 10 Data Science Projects You Can Join Today
    Finding the right data can be difficult. And even once you have it, how do you collaborate with others to make sense of it? These projects will help you get started.
    - 16 days ago 6 Feb 18, 6:30pm -
  • Control Structures in R: Using If-Else Statements and Loops
    In this tutorial, we teach you how to use control structures by building a simple algorithm that tells you who won or lost a soccer match.
    - 21 days ago 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -


  • !Machine Learning in R with TensorFlow
    Modern machine learning platforms like Tensorflow have to date been used mainly by the computer science crowd, for applications like computer vision and language understanding. But as JJ Allaire pointed out in his keynote at the RStudio conference ea…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 6:31pm -
  • Because it's Friday: Hold the Door
    You probably saw Boston Dynamics' robots achieve another milestone this week: not only can one of their robots open and pass through a door, it will cooperate and politely hold the door as a fellow robot passes through: While impressive, the feat sti…
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • A fresh look for base graphics
    While ggplot2 (and its various extensions) is often the go-to package for graphics in R these days, if you need to step outside the boundaries of what ggplot2 can do, you can always step back to base R graphics (and the built-in lattice package) and…
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 18, 9:07pm -
  • What does Microsoft do with R?
    I was genuinely chuffed to get a shout-out in the most recent episode of Not So Standard Deviations, the awesome statistics-and-R themed podcast hosted by Hilary Parker and Roger Peng. In that episode, Roger recounts his recent discovery of the Micro…
    - 9 days ago 13 Feb 18, 4:50pm -
  • Diversity scholarships for upcoming R conferences
    One of the greatest things about the R community is its diversity. This is largely thanks to organizations like Forwards and R-Ladies, who have been instrumental in welcoming women and other under-represented groups to the world of R. Likewise, confe…
    - 10 days ago 12 Feb 18, 11:11pm -

Data Analytics and R

  • !Document worth reading: “Deep Stochastic Configuration Networks: Universal Approximation and Learning Representation”
    This paper focuses on the development of randomized approaches for building deep neural networks. A supervisory mechanism is proposed to …Continue reading →
    - 6 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 6:07am -
  • !Distilled News
    Predictive Maintenance: Why It’s Important and how to Implement it For those companies who have been collecting machine data for …Continue reading →
    - 8 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 4:05am -
  • !Whats new on arXiv
    TAP-DLND 1.0 : A Corpus for Document Level Novelty Detection Detecting novelty of an entire document is an Artificial Intelligence …Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 2:03am -
  • !If you did not already know
    Transductive Adversarial Network (TAN) Transductive Adversarial Networks (TAN) is a novel domain-adaptation machine learning framework that is designed for learning …Continue reading →
    - 12 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 12:01am -
  • !Book Memo: “Numerical Linear Algebra”
    Theory and Applications This book combines a solid theoretical background in linear algebra with practical algorithms for numerical solution of …Continue reading →
    - 14 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 10:23pm -

Google Cloud

The HortonWorks Blog


  • Real-time object detection on the Raspberry Pi with the Movidius NCS
    Today’s post is inspired by Danielle, a PyImageSearch reader who emailed me last week and asked: Hi Adrian, I’m enjoying your blog and I especially liked last week’s post about image classification with the Intel Movidius NCS. I’m still consi…
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  • Getting started with the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick
    Let me ask you three questions: What if you could could run state-of-the-art neural networks on a USB stick? What if you could see over 10x performance on this USB stick compared to your CPU? And what if this entire device costs under $100? Sound int…
    - 10 days ago 12 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Deep learning in production with Keras, Redis, Flask, and Apache
    Shipping deep learning models to production is a non-trivial task. If you don’t believe me, take a second and look at the “tech giants” such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. — nearly all of them provide some method to ship your machine lea…
    - 17 days ago 5 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • A scalable Keras + deep learning REST API
    In today’s blog post we are going to create a deep learning REST API that wraps a Keras model in an efficient, scalable manner. Our Keras + deep learning REST API will be capable of batch processing images, scaling to multiple machines (including m…
    - 24 days ago 29 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Install dlib (the easy, complete guide)
    The latest release of dlib is special. It completely removes the boost.python dependency, making it significantly easier to install across the board on macOS, Ubuntu, and Raspbian. Thanks to the work of Davis King (the creator and maintainer of the d…
    - 31 days ago 22 Jan 18, 3:00pm -

Walking Randomly

  • Creating a temporary, customised, multi-user HPC cluster for teaching using Amazon AWS and Alces Flight
    In a previous blog post, I told the story of how I used Amazon AWS and AlcesFlight to create a temporary multi-user HPC cluster for use in a training course.  Here are the details of how I actually did it. Note that I have only ever used this config…
    - 1 day ago 21 Feb 18, 12:22pm -
  • Bespoke High Performance Computing Clusters in the Cloud with Alces Flight
    I needed a supercomputer…..quickly! One of the things that we do in Sheffield’s Research Software Engineering Group is host training courses delivered by external providers.  One such course is on parallel programming using MPI for which we t…
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  • Meltdown, Spectre and High Performance Computing
    The Meltdown bug which affects most modern CPUs has been called by some ‘The worst ever CPU bug’. Accessible explanations about what the Meltdown bug actually is are available here and here. Software patches have been made available but some peop…
    - 12 days ago 10 Feb 18, 9:47am -
  • Research Councils UK Cloud Workshop
    The RCUK Cloud Working Group are hosting their 3rd free annual workshop in January 2018 and I’ll be attending.  At the time of writing, there are still places left and you can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-councils-uk-cloud-w…
    - 86 days ago 28 Nov 17, 2:18pm -
  • The Sheffield Research Software Engineering blog
    Taps microphone: ‘Is this still on?’ I’ve been blogging on here for over 10 years and this article marks the end of the largest gap in posting that I’ve ever done — almost 6 months!  A couple of people have asked me if I’ve given up on W…
    - 97 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:33pm -