Norman Pefley

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Should data scientists using R and Python switch over to Julia?

It might be time for data scientists to learn a new programming language. Particularly if they have a need for speed.<p>Last week, the lead developers behind the open source programming language Julia announced the 1.0 release of their project. This signals that the language, which is optimized for …

Machine Learning

Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers

A young programming language for machine leaning is on the rise and could be soon gunning for Python.<p><i>Video: What programming languages do you need to</i> …

Programming

How to Build a Data Science Portfolio

<i>A portfolio is one way to show people you are that data science unicorn.</i><p><b>How do you get a job in data science?</b> Knowing enough statistics, machine …

Data Science

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Language

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

For society's sake, we must let the English language evolve beyond gender

It’s been decades since I was a copyeditor, but I haven’t given up my long, trusting relationship with the Chicago Manual of Style. So when I learned that Chicago, along with the Associated Press (AP) had accepted the use of “they” as a singular pronoun last year, I was ready to go along. Not …

Linguistics

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Language: 'untranslatable' words tell us more about English speakers than other cultures

When the word “hygge” became popular outside Denmark a few years ago, it seemed the perfect way to express the feeling of wrapping yourself up in a …

Language

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

Fundamental Python Data Science Libraries: A Cheatsheet (Part 3/4)

If you are a developer and want to integrate data manipulation or science into your product or starting your journey in data science, here are the …

Python Programming

How to change careers with no experience in your new field

Every person deserves career happiness, so when one’s current situation no longer satisfies, a switch may be in order. The prospect of changing …

Employment

10 Ways to Make Python a Dangerous Tools For Data Science

People are still crazy about Python after twenty-five years,which I find hard to believe.<p>Python has numerous applications — web development, desktop …

Python Programming

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

Python Tricks 101🐍

Python tips which are relatively uncommon and are very useful.<p>Talk is cheap show me the code<p>Swapping values<p><b>Create a single string from all the</b> …

Python Programming

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Which languages are most popular among developers due to their high demand, and how to get started learning them.<p>Knowing which programming language …

Programming

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

The 10 Frozen Foods This Nutritionist Always Buys at Costco — Shopping

Within the last year, Costco has become one of my favorite places to shop — especially when I'm looking to save money on healthy and organic foods. …

Nutrition

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Dementia

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.<p>It's been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn't like wearing the mask.<p>"It's like an octopus has clung to my face," said …

Could Physics of Free Throws Have Won the Cavs the Finals? — NOVA Next | PBS

Last week marked a major shift in NBA history. On Sunday, LeBron James announced that he will leave his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, for a four-year, …

The 10 most important iPhone apps of all time

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)<p>It took Apple a year after launching the original iPhone before it opened the App Store--and almost overnight it transformed a user-friendly-but-not-very-useful device into one of the great software platforms in history.<p>The App Store changed the way people get software, …

On the 10th anniversary of the App store, it’s time to delete most of your apps

Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space.<p>“This is a catastrophe,” my wife said—slightly horrified—as she swiped through page after page of apps on my phone. “Why do you even have most of these?” It’s a good question.<p>It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the App …

Why More People Should Probably Use Pre-Tax Retirement Accounts Instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus …

Cool New Features in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 is officially released! This new Python version has been in development since September 2016, and now we all get to enjoy the results of …

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

Alzheimer's Disease