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Daniel Hines02:08:07

I'm starting my grad studies, and suddenly learning I'm more rusty in statistics than I had realized. Can anyone recommend a course on MIT OpenCourseWare or Coursera or some such to get a good introduction to statistics?


It's offtopic, but maybe it can also help to look at kixi.stats

Daniel Hines11:08:22

Cool, I'll keep that in mind. I was thinking about reaching for

Luke Zeitlin14:08:01

Think Stats is a nice free pdf book, quite elementary but might be worth a skim. Written with programmers in mind:

David Pham18:08:58

I would recommend Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary point of you. It is quite easy to read but you get the best of the idea. Otherwise you have Computational Statistics from the ETH taught by one of the core maintainer of R.


I also looked at incanter, but for my use case, preparing data for oz, it was more straightforward to use kixi.stats. Incanter looked like a really complete library.


i hate making decisions, what flavor of linux should i use for my vm?


Duplicate of a message elsewhere, but Ubuntu 18.04 desktop Linux is solid, and has pre-compiled packages you can install for a whole lot of things you might want.

David Pham18:08:20

Anyone has opinion about GraalVM?


I have an opinion about graalvm


Polyglot is cool and it has really good performance


TruffleRuby is better at being JRuby than JRuby is.


I can't bring myself to use Ubuntu for a VM, it's so husky.


What, it smokes 40 a day? You should use Arch (note: this is a joke, don't actually do this if you hate making decisions)


Yeah that's why I don't use arch.


I'm looking at resource utilization graphs right now.


linux xfce only uses 400,000B RAM


Cinnamon has a nontrivial advantage in latent cpu usage though.


Cool, decision made. ty for enabling my decision-making process!


Out of curiosity, are these resource utilization graphs you mentioned on some public page somewhere?


The reason I came up with for shooting Ubuntu down ended up leading me to a decision-making process.


Yup! They're not centralized, I had a dozen blogs open is all. I'll link.


glad I could help (indirectly) 🙂


Pretty directly by my standards, hah!


In 2014 (before I move to arch), lubuntu was really great. Not only lower memory then any other DE, but also small on disk, fast boot, and almost no "built in" software.

David Pham18:08:05

What is the relationship between graalvm and Ubuntu?


None as far as I know?


They are merely mingled in messages recently on this channel


Could someone who's got experience possibly share their perspective on the difference in use case between Clojure and other forms of CLisp?


Clojure is not a common lisp, in anyway


Okay, could someone who's got experience possibly share their perspective on the difference in use case between Clojure and forms of CLisp?


The usecase seems to be that you can get a job using Clojure but not one using Common Lisp (in my experience, anyway)


Also JVM interop, etc. etc.


And the other nice things Clojure has


What jobs are available using Clojure?


You can't really see the scrollback as this is a free Slack, but they get posted in #jobs/#remote-jobs fairly frequently

Conor19:08:58 will probably let you see some, it's a mirror of some sort


Man I know that people want me to scroll through the 2000 channels and pick out all the useful ones but it is so much more delightful to have them pitched to me as needed.


I got my job as a full-time remote Clojure dev through this very Slack.


that's really cool


What qualifications did you provide j/w?


I’d been working as a Java dev for a while, but I had been doing Clojure on my own since about version 1.2, and had made a Clojure-based app for managing translation strings for what was then my current employer, and various other projects. Most of my resume was PHP to be honest.


I got my current job because of my CFML (ColdFusion) experience but then I introduced Clojure and we've migrated nearly all of our projects from CFML to Clojure. My background before that was C++, Java, Groovy, Scala. I learned Clojure via a workshop in 2010 and started doing Clojure personally before I introduced it to work in 2011.


wow, our paths are super similar! mine: ColdFusion → Java → Groovy → Clojure → Ruby → Clojure I dabbled with Scala but ultimately decided it was too complicated. I also worked with Python for 6 months and Go for 6 months so I guess the above list is programming systems I’ve used for at least a full year.


@U69US348Z 🙂 I learned Python and Go, out of curiosity, but never got to use them in production. Pretty sure we've run across each other in the CFML world before?


Yeah, now that you mention it, I believe we did!


While i haven't gotten a clojure job yet, I've done a couple interviews via a meetup I go to bimonthly in the bay area.


I really should start going to the Bay Area meetup again... but Thursdays are not a good day for me (when I ran the SF Clojure meetup for a couple of years, I moved it to another day 🙂 )...


I'd be there, the only reason most times are good is because it's close to my job and now even closer to the ferry terminal


It's quite the hike for me -- since I work out in the East Bay, a 30 minute BART ride from SF.


So it's usually an hour from work for me to get to the actual venue and that means leaving work early to get to the meetup on time 😞


yeah, I have to manage my time since I bike/ferry to work from the east bay. but as long as I make the last ferry things in the city after work are ususally fine, and then there's last resort of bart back east


I'm still on the lookout to work in the east bay


For me, it's easy: I work from home full time 🙂


There's that lol. I'd love to work at home, but setting up a proper home office is pretty hard in a 1br


For me at least. I need to try those work spaces whe I wfh


Yeah, we have 3 bd, but one is actually the TV room/library, and one is our office (huge curved desk, multiple computers, huge filing cabinet).