How Non-Techies Can Dig Programming

The beauty of programming is that one necessarily does not need to be a software engineer to code. You may be a statistician who writes a code for simple natural language processing, a biologist who wants to automate certain experimental data in his lab or a lawyer who wants to identify clusters of words and …

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Ethical Hacking And You – Why Be One?

Being labeled as a hacker comes with a vicious insinuation. What does the world think when they hear the term ‘ethical hacking’ ? The word has been universally accepted as a negative term. But that is not the end to it! There is a fine line between an ethical and a non-ethical hacker and today …

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A Lesson In Computing Languages and their Many Uses

This is a question that gets asked a lot. Programmers and developers, from across the world, are often bombarded with this question, “Why are there so many programming languages?” and “Are they all necessary?”. The truth is, any developer worth his/her code, will admit that while so many languages are not necessary they sure make …

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Learning Resources For Big Data: Part 2

This is second in the series of blog posts related to learning materials centered around Big Data. Our first post dealt with some mathematical tools related to Machine Learning. This second post focuses on the essential tools in the Data scientist’s toolbox: the R programming language, Matlab, Python, SAS and Julia.  So you have learned …

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Why python should be used in Scientific Computing

Why should you use Python in scientific computing? This is an authentic question. For standard Python users, using Python is natural to the point that they once in a while overlook that this select is not striking for everybody. Matlab is generally used in a few groups (e.g. exploratory scientists) and picking an alternate platform …

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Top 10 programming languages to learn Now

Technology evolves in matter of weeks Experts say that if you’re not coding you might as well be tagged as illiterate in the future. It is important to future-proof yourself by getting to know the leading computer languages out there. Some languages you can get basic information about off the Internet are for free. There …

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Open Source Project of the Week – IPython

The IPython Notebook is a web-based interactive computational environment where you can combine code execution, text, mathematics, plots and rich media into a single document –  ipython.org   IPython, which is not an allusion to the Apple product line, takes upon itself the ambitious goal of making scientific education, development and research environments more interactive and …

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