Armchair mountaineering with Mathematica

In today’s blog post, we’ll show you how to use Mathematica’s plotting features to visualize geospatial data. Baintha Brakk, aka The Ogre, is a mountain in the Karakoram range in northern Pakistan.

Good programming practices in R

I write sloppy R scripts. It is a byproduct of working with a high-level language that allows you to quickly write code on the fly (see this post for a nice description of the problem in Python code) and the result of my limited formal training in computer programming.

Zing! Mathematica one-liners

I love the elegant simplicity of programming in Mathematica. There is something undeniably beautiful about accomplishing something complex in a concise chunk of code. A famous Mathematica mantra is, “if you are using a For loop, you are probably doing it wrong.