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Paradigms: Introduction

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary kindly provides us with a thoughtful and well-rounded definition of the word paradigm.  It says that a paradigm is “a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated.”  Such a definition sets the stage for […]

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Book Review: SICP

Overview As part of a program of study wherein I am working my way through the materials recommended by Oz Nova and Myles Byrne, today I finished reading the first three chapters of The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.  Put simply, it is a trip. I have taken several courses over the years which purport […]

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Coursera Capstone Project

Neighborhood Factors and Student Success Contents Introduction Methodology Results Discussion Conclusion References Introduction This project is designed to complete the Capstone, as described in IBM/Coursera’s certification course for Data Scientists.   One of the requirements was that one should use data from Foursquare’s API to draw conclusions about geographic locations.  Given my interest in performing more […]

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