“The plural of anecdote is not data.”
“To me, the most important part of a program is laying out the data structure.”
I’ve seen several articles about major software bugs (and a lack of testing) recently, and one of them is related to MRI/fMRI image processing. From this article at theregister.co.uk:
When you see a claim that “scientists know when you're about to move an arm: these images prove it”, they're interpreting what they're told by the statistical software.
A whole pile of “this is how your brain looks like” fMRI-based science has been potentially invalidated because someone finally got around to checking the data.
I’m sure there must be other ways to mathematically see these differences, but I agree with the general concept that it can be easy to be misled by data. (Image from this Twitter page.)
How big is your data? This slide comes from this Twitter page.
If you need to have multiple types extend a base type in Haskell, while using the
data keyword, and while using Haskell’s record syntax, this approach seems to work:
This infographic shows a lot of information about mindfulness and meditation by using shapes, colors, and font sizes. From Information is Beautiful.
If you ever need to get the root data directory of your Android application (app) from within your Java code, I can confirm that this approach works:
File rootDataDir = getActivity().getFilesDir();
When I log that directory like this:
it prints this output for my application:
where com.alvinalexander.mynewapp is the package name for my new Android app.
This article shares the graph shown that says the “War on Drugs” isn’t working. That appears to be true, but unfortunately you can’t really know that it’s true because there is no control group. What I mean is that we have no idea what the drug addiction rate would be like if we had not spent all this money on this so-called war. Maybe the rate would be 1.3%, or maybe it would be 5%; we don’t know.