Category Archives: Rewriting the Textbooks

Generative AI in Jupyter lab

Yesterday I mentioned 2 options to add a generative AI to the command-line (AI chat models at the command line) one of which is useful (gorilla_cli) while the other is more informative on how to implement a Large Language Model (LLM) on a computer. Both are free options. Yesterday I also discovered this Blog: Generative… Read More »

AI chat models at the command line

Today I discovered 2 AI methods to get AI prompts at the command line. Gorilla_CLI The first one is rather straight forward, and is called gorilla_cli See details on GitHub for installation at https://github.com/gorilla-llm/gorilla-cli I already used it today to ask complex regular expression code to convert some text using sed. The specific question was:… Read More »

Data visualisation using R, for researchers who don’t use R

The title is interesting… and there is a lot more in the SOURCE on GitHub https://psyteachr.github.io/introdataviz/index.html Source: https://github.com/PsyTeachR/introdataviz Installation instructions are included. I saw this R material on LinkedIn which uses bilingual data as an illustration As it happens, the next post was a Ted Talk titled “The benefits of a bilingual brain” so here… Read More »

Best visualization for your data

This post on LinkedIn shares the data-to-viz.com web site that helps find the best visualization depending on the data itself. It is based on the number of numeric variables, (1,2,3, several) but can also be organized by category, both number and category, time series and more. Further more there are sample code in R, Python,… Read More »

The Age of AI has begun

See https://www.gatesnotes.com/The-Age-of-AI-Has-Begun Bill Gates: “In my lifetime, I’ve seen two demonstrations of technology that struck me as revolutionary.” GPT is “the most important advance in technology since the graphical user interface”. AI is as big as the GUI…and bigger than the web. Bigger than Bitcoin. Bigger than Facebook. Bigger than smartphones. And VR/AR. And the… Read More »

AI and AI loop

See https://marketoonist.com/2023/03/ai-written-ai-read.html Here is a nice cartoon that simplifies the problem…the “loop” is complete! There are cool cartoons but need license… hence not posted here… Just go to link above.

6 charts that changed the world

This BBC presentation made in partnership with the (British) Royal Society https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/five-charts-that-changed-the-world/p0fb69c1 provides insights on 6 History-changing scientific illustrations, from the XIX to the XXIrst centuries. First Pie Chart by Scottish political economist William Playfair Surgeon John Snow map pointing out the Cholera infection in SoHo, London, 1854 Florence Nightingale created the “Coxcomb” uneven pie… Read More »

Amazing animation: 150 years of Nature papers

Each study in science forms a network that connects earlier and later papers. Researchers have examined Nature’s portion of that network. The video examines their findings while being guided through 150 years of interrelated, multidisciplinary study of Nature publications. This is very insightful. (But, personally, at first the piano is OK, but I could have… Read More »