17. January 2018

Introduction to J

I tried using j for some of my advent of code puzzles. I found it wasn’t totally suitable for a lot of the challenges, but I had fun learning about J nonetheless.

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17. May 2017

Intro to Bayesian Classifiers

Bayes’ theorem is a way of determining the likelihood of an event A given that another event B has occurred. It’s a way of making an educated guess without much information to go on.

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27. January 2017

Verifying methods using rubycheck

rubycheck is a library implementing similar functionality to the quickcheck library in haskell. Using rubycheck, you can write assertions that a method works for all given inputs meeting a given criteria. Of course, the implementation is to just try a bunch of options and see whether they all meet the desired outcome. Using rubycheck gives you the power to verify your code works for a wider variety of cases than you might normally put into a unit test (or at least lets you hide the random input generator within a gem).

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