After the slides, Zaid Harchaoui and Martin Jaggiput up all the videos of the Frank-Wolfe and Greedy Algorithms NIPS 2013 Workshop Introduction to the Workshop Ben Recht - The Algorithmic Frontiers of Atomic Norm Minimization - invited talk Francis Bach - Conditional Gradients Everywhere - invited talk Katya Scheinberg - Complexity of Inexact Proximal Newton Methods Shai Shalev-Schwartz - Efficiently Training
Russ Roberts had this to say about the proposal to replacing the calculus requirement with statistics for students. Statistics is in many ways much more useful for most students than calculus. The problem is, to teach it well is extraordinarily…Read more ›
Can This New Programming Language Change the World?: David Auerbach:
A bit of history: Mathematica is a sort of integrated toolbox for mathematical analysis and visualization. It is quite flexible at managing complex mathematics and mathematical models. Across the science and engineering disciplines, Mathematica has proved helpful in complex symbolic mathematical research, which can be applied to everything from thermodynamic modeling to seismic activity to Facebook friend graphs.
This happy and cheerful period on my blog would not be complete without some mention of Anton Makarenko’s “Pedagogical poem,” aka “The Road to Life.” (Full text available here.) Makarenko, in case you don’t know, was one of the founders … Continue reading →