Accrual Ratios are an important index for assessing the performance and continued viability of every publicly traded company. Using Wakari, TR CONNECT, and Thomson Reuters Financial Data I calculated accrual ratios for a variety of companies and explored news events, which may correlate with strong signals in the data. You can easily download and edit the notebook used in this post into your Wakari account.
Several Continuum developers and I were invited to speak at the 93rd American Meteorological Society conference. I took the opportunity to learn a bit about climate science and set out to reproduce the Global Temperature Anomaly
We are proud to announce that Wakari now supports IPython Notebook publishing and sharing! Wakari users can publish a notebook for public viewing, and obtain a permalink that can be shared and tweeted. Furthermore, when another Wakari user visits
In Malcom Gladwell‘s book Outliers — in which he explores “why some people succeed and others don’t” — he famously analyzes the surprising statistic that more professional hockey players, especially Canadian hockey players, are born earlier in the year. Gladwell
In addition to building great open-source and enterprise software, Continuum also consults with data science companies and organizations. One company we recently contracted with is Stipple. Many of those that attended PyData last month
In Peter Wang’s SciPy Evangelism 101 talk he discussed “The Truth About Good Programmers.” He says good programmers are
In 1987 Martin H. Krieger wrote an article for the American Journal of Physics titled “The Physicist’s Toolkit”. Krieger develops the concept of a toolkit for physicists and discusses how thinking about doing
At the end of the 16th century, Tycho Brahe achieved a scientist’s dream — he received funding! As the lead principal investigator (PI)
Today, Continuum Analytics is releasing a new product, IOPro. This module provides fast reading of data into NumPy arrays. The engine is written in C, which ensures that data can be parsed as fast as it can be read from
Last week, we discussed how to spawn instances of Continuum’s Anaconda AMI for Amazon’s EC2 with StarCluster. This enables interested parties — businesses, individuals, and academics alike — to harness distributed computing with very little overhead.
In last week’s post on the 1000 Genomes Project, we used Amazon’s Web Service (AWS) Elastic Compute 2 (EC2) — an hourly pay as you go computing service — for our MapReduce computation. EC2 instances come in a variety of
How do literary detectives think? Let’s look at two of the most famous sleuths in literature, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Here’s Holmes’s key edict:
In the original Willy Wonka film, if you recall, Charlie attends a chemistry class taught by Mr. Turkentine. Mr. Turkentine asks Charlie what the result would be from a complicated mix of chemicals.
In the winter of 2011 Sascha Mehlhase completed construction on a 1:50 scale model of the ATLAS detector.
Over 48 hours, Sascha painstakingly designed a