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Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)

I am continuing my fun saga to determine whether parsing CSV files is CPU bound or I/O bound. Recall that I posted some C++ code and reported that it took 96 seconds...

Image Search
From The Eponymous Pickle

Image Search

Via Google Blogoscoped I see that Google Image search now has some new advanced options which lets you search for just clip art or line drawings. Also previously...

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century

Today’s main message is: Check out http://www.cra.org/ccc/initiatives. Please! And tell your friends and colleagues! (Any reactions or suggestions can be posted...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)

(See update 2.) In a recent blog post, I said that parsing simple CSV files could be CPU bound. By parsing, I mean reading the data on disk and copying it into...

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education

Yesterday President-Elect Obama announced his intention to nominate Arne Duncan for the Secretary of Education. Mr. Duncan is currently CEO of Chicago's school...

Fast argmax in Python
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Fast argmax in Python

In my post Computing argmax fast in Python, I reported that Python has no builtin function to compute argmax, the position of a maximal value. I provided one such...

The Synthese Recommender System
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The Synthese Recommender System

Andre Vellino has just opened his Synthese Recommender System: a recommender for journal articles. Andre works for one of the largest scientific libraries in the...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case

(These results were updated.) In Parsing text files is CPU bound, I claimed that I had a C++ test case proving that parsing CSV files could be CPU bound. By CPU...

Link roundup to December 16
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 16

Copyright extension is out of tune with reality

Why is the free market letting us down?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why is the free market letting us down?

I often lean on the right politically. The idea that the free market will work is compelling. Free markets may be good at generating some form of wealth, but as...

Link roundup to December 15
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 15

FOSDEM Video RecordingsListing of videos of all the advertised talks at FOSDEM for the last few years.New Paper Shredder Actually Recycles Paper at the OfficeThis...

Link Roundup to December 13
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to December 13

Alpinisms: School Of Seven BellsCaptivating music in a style I can't quite pin down. Was sucked in by an interview and the track "Half Asleep" which is a free download...

Real World Learning in a Web Design Class
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Real World Learning in a Web Design Class

I started teaching web design to students when the World Wide Web started to explode in 1994. Back then my students used HTML and notepad to create the school's...

Link roundup to December 12
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 12

Linux - Stop holding our kids backThe teacher in this case has the tone of someone who tried religion once at college and now is an ardent atheist. Sadly, the campaigner...

Celebrating Anniversaries
From Wild WebMink

Celebrating Anniversaries

This has been a time for anniversaries. It's been 25 years since Richard Stallman started the GNU Project, 40 years since Doug Engelbart demonstrated the future...

Link Roundup to December 10
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to December 10

HearFromYourMPBritish? Sign up to hear from your MP about local issues, and to discuss them with other constituents.Did Coldplay copy Joe Satriani?Whether theyColdplay...

New Math and Science Study Shows Rising Elementary Math Scores, Significant Challenges
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

New Math and Science Study Shows Rising Elementary Math Scores, Significant Challenges

Yesterday the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This study assesses math...

Why Students Do Not Take APCS
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Why Students Do Not Take APCS

I recently heard a statistic that 30% of the students who take AP Computer Science go on to major in computer science in college. While this may sound like an...

Link roundup to December 9
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 9

Happy The Man: The Guggenheim GrottoNew Guggenheim Grotto album, sounds pretty good (only on Amazon US so far, sorry everyone else).Dr. Dobb's - What's Open About...

Link Roundup to December 5
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to December 5

The End Of Online AnonymityI've always said that anonymity is a privilege to be justified and treasured and Sarah Perez seems to support that view her in her discussion...
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