Visualizing Matrices

Matrices are everywhere in Data Science. In fact, they are everywhere in Computational Science. Stanford’s Margot Gerritsen has a wonderful video on Visualizing Matrices. First, she walks us through the basic structure of a matrix. Yes, a matrix consists of rows and columns. But it should be viewed as a system of equations with an underlying structural relationship among the coefficients. Then,...

Lorena Barba’s Keynote: Computational Thinking is Computational Learning

“If you can do mathematics with a dynamic technology instead of with a static one, then perhaps you can do real mathematics instead of denatured mathematics and thereby open the possibility of a Samba School effect.” —Seymour Papert The term computational thinking was coined by MIT’s Seymour Papert and popularized by Carnegie Mellon’s Jeannette Wing.  In a series of papers and talks...