Vicki Shaw

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Amazing Online Productivity Resources for Procrastinators

If you’re looking for ways to improve your productivity, there are plenty of educational resources to be found online. The hardest part about finding …

Why I am not a Bayesian*

<b>JAC</b>: Today Greg contributes his opinion on the use of Bayesian inference in statistics. I know that many—perhaps most—readers aren’t familiar with …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

How to use HTML & CSS style tiles to kickstart your design

It’s been a while since Style Tiles were brought into this world by the genius of one Samantha Warren. For those of you who might have looked at them …

10 Best Python Frameworks for Web Developers

A Web framework is basically a group of modules or packages that helps a web developer to write down web applications. This eases the work of the …

6 cool tools for compiling to JavaScript

Every programmer has a favorite language or two. JavaScript lovers are the luckiest these days because their language is taking over the Internet and …

7 Essential Beliefs All Startup Founders Should Have

Being a successful startup founder requires you to have a distinct set of beliefs to be able to create your dream and turn it into a reality.<p>Many …

Statistical tools for data analysis and visualization

I recently posted an article describing how to make easily a 3D scatter plot in <b>R</b> using the package <b>scatterplot3d</b>.<p>This <b>R tutorial</b> describes how to …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …