Kaggle Animal Shelter Competition

Our friend and colleague, Andras Zsom, recently posted an excellent write up documenting some of his work in a Kaggle competition. The aim of the competition was to build a classifier that most accurately predicted the outcome of animals arriving at an animal shelter (e.g,. adopted, transferred, euthanized). The data came from an animal shelter…

Performance and Concrete Types in Julia

There are many reasons that I like the Julia language. One of these reasons is the simple fact that Julia is very fast. But even though Julia is very fast right out of the box, it’s also worth mentioning that there are a few insights that can greatly improve the speed and efficiency of your…

Registering a Julia Package

Registering Your Julia Package After following the package developement guidelines (for naming, testing, requirements, etc), making your package available to the community can be done as follows: Make sure all dependecies are up-to-date and that the updates did not break your package Pkg.update() Pkg.test(“MyPackage”) Work on a new branch of METADATA. This step is optional…

Find the missing Oxford comma

As a native spanish speaker, the Oxford comma makes very little sense to me. It looks and sounds redundant. However, I appreciate the explanation provided by Paul.