1. Missive from a Swing State

    I have a habit of occasionally sending odd e-mails to my postdoc lab mailing list, for reasons that I cannot adequately explain. Here's the latest one:

    Dear Bronner-Fraser Lab,
    
    I would like to thank you all for your private letters of support;
    between the blizzards of Colorado, the floods of …
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  2. Python is a ... little language?

    Here at MSU, we just had a 40th anniversary celebration of the Computer Science department. As it happens, Carl Page (Sr.) was a founding member of CSE at MSU, and so his son, Carl Page (Jr.) came and participated in a panel. In response to my question about what we …

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  3. Python for Intro CS?

    I'm surprised I haven't seen this on planetpython yet...

    ...an emerging consensus in the scripting community holds that Python is the right solution for freshman programming. Ruby would also be a defensible choice.

    (emphasis mine). Originally found via Lambda the Ultimate, and also passed onto me by Rich Enbody.

    In …

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