Algorithms in the Wild (Sep 2, 2022)

Hope you had a great week and have wonderful long weekend! Here are a few fun links featuring real life algorithms from this week...

Simple Guide to Technical Writing with LaTeX in Overleaf

You probably have your favorite software and tools for writing reports and other text documents but what can we use when we want to write things that involve math equations...

Coding a Simple Recommendation System in R

When we shop online, we often get recommendations for other products that are similar to ones we've been looking at. Systems that recommend related products and services are frequently referred...

How Machine Learning Algorithms are Helping the US Air Force Improve Pilot Training

Today's post is the first in a new series called Algorithms in the Wild, where we'll discuss case studies featuring machine learning algorithms in some very interesting applications! Our first...

Getting Started with Linear Algebra in R

So far, we've been working with single numbers in our posts. Many kinds of data, however, can be represented by matrices. In order to discuss and learn about methods designed...

What Makes Some Algorithms Better and a First Look at Big O Notation

In our first code lab on estimating pi with dart throwing, we talked briefly about algorithms. If you're new to algorithms, we can think of them as recipes, or instructions,...