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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:24:10 +0000Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Managementen-gbBetter Than Floating - New Number Format Avoids Imprecision
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/9707-better-than-floating-new-number-format-avoids-imprecision.htmlIt is well known that the way computers do arithmetic isn't the same way we do arithmetic, but if you thought that IEEE 754 floating point was the last word then you need to rethink. A new format called unum saves bits in all senses of the word and promises better precision.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)Number CrunchingFri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000Let HERBIE Make Your Floating Point Better
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/9378-let-herbie-make-your-floating-point-better.htmlA new tool from the University of Washington will take your floating point expressions and convert them into something that does the same calculation, but more accurately. This is worth knowing about.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)Number CrunchingTue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000GNU Octave 4
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/8645-gnu-octave-4.htmlOctave 4.0 is a major new release of a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It now uses a GUI by default, includes support for classdef object-oriented programming, has better compatibility with MATLAB, and many new and improved functions.
]]>sue.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Alex Armstrong)Number CrunchingMon, 01 Jun 2015 13:42:25 +0000NAG Library Extended
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/8606-nag-library-extended.htmlThe Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has released an updated version of its library of mathematical and statistical routines. Mark 25 adds more than 80 additional routines, bringing the total to over 1800.
]]>sue.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Alex Armstrong)Number CrunchingTue, 19 May 2015 13:06:08 +0000Find N-Body Solutions In Your Browser
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/8163-find-n-body-solutions-in-your-browser.htmlWhen three or more bodies, planets say, move under their own gravity they can produce amazing orbital patterns. With Choreo.2.3.js you can try your hand at finding new solutions interactively in a browser.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)Number CrunchingSun, 11 Jan 2015 17:07:45 +0000MATLAB 2014b - Must Have Tool For Data Scientists
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/7911-matlab-2014b-must-have-tool-for-data-scientist.htmlThe latest release of MATLAB features a new graphics system for better visualization and new functions for processing big data on your desktop that can scale for use with Hadoop. This makes it even more powerful for working with big data.
]]>sue.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Alex Armstrong)Number CrunchingTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:48:37 +0000CheckCell Detects Bugs In Spreadsheets
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/7907-checkcell-detects-bugs-in-spreadsheets.htmlA free Excel plug-in that takes a new approach to automatically finding data errors in spreadsheets has been released. Rather than looking for errors in programs and formulas, CheckCell sets out to debug the underlying data.
]]>sue.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Janet Swift)Number CrunchingMon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000PredictionIO - The Easy Recommendation Engine
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/7180-predictionio-the-easy-recommendation-engine.htmlOne of the most common applications of AI or advanced stats, depending on how you look at it, is the recommendation engine. All too often the first impulse is to build your own - but it's tough and there is a ready made solution in the form of PredictionIO.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Alex Armstrong)Number CrunchingMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:57:58 +0000NAG Library For Java Updated
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/6943-nag-library-for-java-updated.htmlThe Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has released an updated version of its NAG Library For Java with over 100 additional routines and improved error checking.
]]>sue.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Alex Armstrong)Number CrunchingTue, 11 Feb 2014 10:31:23 +0000MathJS A Math Library For JavaScript
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http://i-programmer.info/news/202-number-crunching/6811-mathjs-a-math-library-for-javascript.htmlWhat a language is good at depends a little on its basic syntax and semantics, but a whole lot more on what libraries are easily available. If you don't think of JavaScript as a math language then perhaps you need to meet Math.js.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Ian Elliot)Number CrunchingMon, 06 Jan 2014 14:12:57 +0000