Biweekly links for 01/30/2009
- Datawocky: More data usually beats better algorithms
- The Dominance of Small Code Contributions
- Links to a study of a big open-source corpus, showing that small code contributions dominate by number (though not by total volume).
- Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars
- “Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.” – Very interesting. Found a few problems, but this has potential.
- BBC NEWS | Calls for open source government
- The new White House has asked Scott McNealy (Sun) to prepare a paper on open source.
- Ruby on Rails on Vimeo
- A beautiful and informative visualization of Ruby on Rails commit history. Make sure to watch it in HD, in full-screen mode. After you’ve watched it for a bit, it’s worth skipping forward to 4:45 and watching the unbelievable explosion of activity that takes place when they moved to GitHub.
- Open Access, Open Data. Open Research?
- Great summary talk about open science, from Cameron Neylon.
- Is massively collaborative mathematics possible? « Gowers’s Weblog
- A fascinating post from Tim Gowers, with a plan for some action.
- Winning the Gnu
- Microsoftie Joey deVilla buys a gnu from Richard Stallman. No animals were harmed in the making of this presentation…
- Dive into Python 3
- New version of a classic introduction to Python, by Mark Pilgrim, adapted for Python 3. Just the table of contents at present, with the content to be gradually filled in.
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