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R for Data Science
This book will teach you how to do data science with R: You’ll learn how to get your data into R, get it into the most useful structure, transform it, visualise it and model it. In this book, you will find a practicum of skills for data science. Just as a chemist learns how to clean test tubes and stock a lab, you’ll learn how to clean data and draw plots—and many other things besides. These are the skills that allow data science to happen, and here you will find the best practices f...
book  data  datascience  r  science  statistics  programming  data_science 
april 2017 by morganwatch
Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.
Isaac-Asimov  asimov  creativity  psychology  science 
january 2017 by morganwatch
What Neuroscience Says about Free Will - Scientific American Blog Network
We're convinced that it exists, but new research suggests it might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself
brain  psychology  science  read2016 
may 2016 by morganwatch
Philosophy of science books every computer scientist should read

More on Feyerabend's Against Method
I think all of the books mentioned above (and many others) would deserve a lot more attention and thanks to the fantastic Papers We Love initiative, I had a chance to talk about one of them in last time I was in New York.

I picked Paul Feyerabend's Against Method because I think his call for a more open approach to science is extremely important. In the talk, I also tried to relate some of the nice thoughts from the book with various topics in pr...
books  philosophy  research  science  algorithms 
december 2015 by morganwatch
Perspectives on Politics - Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens - Cambridge Journals Online
Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politicsoffers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and organized interest groups, mass-based or business-oriented.
politics  research  science  political  democracy  study 
november 2015 by morganwatch
Plotly.js Open-Source Announcement
Plotly's JavaScript graphing library, Plotly.js, is now Open-source and Free
graphing  charts  javascript  science  plotting 
november 2015 by morganwatch
Going paperless: The digital lab : Nature News & Comment
Lab-management software and electronic notebooks are here — and this time, it's more than just talk.
research  science  digital  laboratory  eLabNotebooks 
august 2015 by morganwatch

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