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Elroch 04-06-2013 08:17 AM

Re: Languages used
 
In week 1 of the course I have only used R.

I'm slightly surprised that this appears to be used so much less than Octave and Python: perhaps it's a consequence of the background of participants?

[I was amused to see Forth on the list. Reminds me I once bought a compiler for this on my Spectrum. I don't anticipate using it here. :) ]

Michal Lewicki 04-07-2013 02:44 PM

Re: Languages used
 
just R

vpcom 04-23-2013 09:20 AM

Re: Exercises and Problems
 
hi all,

I know about programming and also about matlab but I want a way that learn things that I need for this class (MA) very quickly. please if you know a way e.g. a book or a site that I can used for this class and for this practice, please tell me more. I appreciated your help.

thank you so much
Dr. yaser Abu Mostafa

Michael Reach 05-08-2013 02:24 PM

Re: Languages used
 
Just R

PaulN 05-09-2013 06:34 PM

Re: Languages used
 
I'm using Python with numpy (for Matrix handling). I typically program in Java or C but, in this case, I found Python easier to deal with, by being succinct and allowing to concentrate on the algorithms rather than on the language.

Even if it's an interpreted language, I found Python plenty fast within the context of this class.

The only thing to be aware is that, at least on the Mac, installing the right version of Python, with the right version of numpy, is a slow/tedious process which can take a couple of hours.


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