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Markdown, Historical Writing, and Killer Apps

Like many technically inclined historians (for instance, Caleb McDaniel, Jason Heppler, and Lincoln Mullen) I find that I’ve …

The Simpsons Bookworm

I thought it would be worth documenting the difficulty (or lack of) in building a Bookworm on a small corpus: I’ve been reading too …

Finding the best ordering for states

Here’s a very technical, but kind of fun, problem: what’s the optimal order for a list of geographical elements, like the states of the …

Bleg 1: String Distance

String distance measurements are useful for cleaning up the sort of messy data from multiple sources. There are a bunch of string …