Distill machine learning journal

OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview, Rust 1.16, Kinetise’s rapid development platform and WebGL 2.0–SD Times news digest: March 17, 2017

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 last week, and already the company is working on the Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview. The preview is meant to improve UWP tools so they support the upcoming Creators Update SDK, and add Python tools.  Once the Creators Update SDK is released, the company will allow developers to enable side-by-side … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pandas

Pandas aren’t only cute cute bears; they’re also a data analysis/manipulation library for Python. Pandas is designed to make it easier to work with relational and labeled data. “It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real-world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has the broader goal of becoming the most … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

Web4GUI takes online applications offline

It may sound scary, but believe it or not, there are still people in the world who don’t have Internet access. For those users, Web4GUI is hoping to bridge the digital divide. On Friday, Stunnix, the company behind Web4GUI, introduced version 8.4 of the tool. Web4GUI allows developers to turn a website into an application. … continue reading

Coding Dojo highlights the Top 9 programming languages of 2017

The programming boot camp Coding Dojo did its own analysis of the most in-demand programming languages of the year by poring through data from the job search engine Indeed.com. The boot camp’s research found Perl, Python and SQL are among the languages that are consistently showing up in job postings. Last year’s research from Coding … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: PyTorch

GPU Tensors, dynamic neural networks, and deep Python integration are the major highlights of this week’s featured GitHub project: PyTorch. PyTorch is a new deep learning framework that puts Python first. This open-source Python package is in an early-release beta, but the PyTorch team says developers can expect some “adventures and rough edges.” PyTorch is … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

ActiveState updates ActivePython with TDD

ActiveState is expanding its support for test-driven development (TDD) in its latest release of ActivePython. The company announced ActivePython 2.7.12 and ActivePython 3.5.2. According to the company, TDD provides lower maintenance costs and enables faster development. ActivePython now features testing packages Pyflakes in order to look for well-known errors in Python programs; unit testing framework … continue reading

Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … continue reading

Tryolabs’ Top 10 list of Python libraries for 2016

If you ask a bunch of developers what programming language they prefer, prepare for a bunch of different answers. One popular programming language that seems to still be on the rise, according to Tryolabs, is Python, which is why the organization recapped some of the best Python libraries of 2016 today. Tryolabs, a company that … continue reading

Guest View: The first release of Apache Arrow

Work on Apache Arrow has been progressing rapidly since its inception earlier this year, and now Arrow is the open-source standard for columnar in-memory execution, enabling fast vectorized data processing and interoperability across the Big Data ecosystem. Background Apache Parquet is now the de facto standard for columnar storage on disk, and building on that … continue reading

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