08 Jul

Summer vacations 2014

If you wanted to know why I’ve been absent, well, that’s because I went on a couple of trips the past few weeks. Out of 23 days I spent 8 of them inside an airplane — at least for a few hours. I won’t write about all my vacations here,

03 Jul

Same Job, Different Seed

Often, it is desirable to submit the same job to a computing cluster, changing only a few variables each time. For example, you may wish to run a simulation where random variables are generated from the same distribution, but each time with a different seed. Here, we will be generating 100

22 Jun

6 Writing Tips

This post was inspired by reading the book How to Write a Lot and John Muschelli‘s post on the book, fittingly entitled How to Write a Lot.  John provides an excellent summary of the book along with his reflections.  Here I share 6 tips for writing that have worked