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Okay I said I would do an example of Markov Chains today but I’ve pushed that to tomorrow (or possibly Monday) as this is something that’s been in my backlog for some time and I would like a chance to do it. So, on to tmux. tmux is a terminal multiplexer for Unix-like OS’s (like MacOS!) and allows multiple terminal sessions to be accessed simultaneously in one window. I constantly have five terminal tabs plus two or three windows open so this would probably be useful for me to get into, despite me being a tab-switching expert by now.
The other day I told the apprentices about working with Markov chains so I thought I would write a bit about it because I think they’re quite a powerful concept (and I do love my finite state automata). As your resident, self-proclaimed non-expert on random subjects, I shall do the honour of attempting to explain this. So let’s get it to it. A Markov chain is a stochastic model, i.
Technically, one could argue that every week is a week with data in this industry. But I really mean my week with the respective teams dealing with the actual data that others teams in the company consume. From what I learned - and correct me if I’m wrong - there are the data scientists, the data engineers, and the data analysts. I will refer to them collectively, probably without their knowledge, as the data senseis.
From 16 - 18 November, I participated in a student hackathon hosted by TUM. Well, I didn’t really participate as much as I mentored. After my second or third year of uni, I started joining hackathons as a mentor rather than a participant, just because I knew how important it was to share knowledge and help the students who were just starting out (not that I was always the more experience one of anything).
This will be a two-day post, as I spent a majority of the first day testing out different components of example projects in the Play Framework. I think that I kind of get it, at least the basics of it (and maybe a bit more). I’m still a bit of a way from writing a RESTful API but hopefully I’ll be able to get something this week. Twirl Templates For the “view” portion of this MVC, Play comes with a Scala-based template engine that is supposed to be compact and easy to learn (my favourites).