Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lisp and Mathematics

I've written many times about Atebey Kaygun's blog and his wonderful exploration of mathematics through Lisp. Robert Smith over at symbo1ics has a nice video on using Common Lisp for mathematics. It's a long video that explores how Lisp is … Continue reading

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Scripting with Emacs

Sebastian Wiesner over at lunarsite has an excellent tutorial on scripting with Emacs. By “scripting with Emacs” he means we'd like to have a shell script containing some Elisp or a reference to a file containing some Elisp into which … Continue reading

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The info-display-manual Command

The prolific Bozhidar Batsov has another nice Emacs tip. If you want to want to look up an Info manual and know its name you can use the info-display-manual command to go right to it. This probably doesn't save much … Continue reading

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Emacs Rocks! Episode 15

After 19 months, Magnar Sveen is back with episode 15 of Emacs Rocks!. Emacsers everywhere will rejoice, I'm sure. This episode is a demonstration of Pavel Kurnosov's restclient package. It's a very handy and simple way of exercising HTTP REST … Continue reading

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Lisp Weenies

What's wrong with the picture in A Cat Cons, my post from yesterday?

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The Longest Common Subsequence

Atabey Kaygun has another great post. This time it deals with finding the longest common subsequence of two sequences. First Atabey describes a simple algorithm for finding the longest common subsequence and then implements it in Common Lisp. The surprise … Continue reading

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A Cat Cons

Via Magnar Sveen we have this offering from Dmitry Ignatiev (cons cat (cons cat nil)) pic.twitter.com/BmmyKhPEt8 — Dmitry Ignatiev (@lvsn) November 15, 2014

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Sharp Quote and Emacs

Artur Malabarba has some good advice on sharp quoting Elisp functions. It's common for Elisp programmers to use a single quote (i.e the quote form) to mark functions. Malabarba explains why it's better practice to use #' (i.e. the function … Continue reading

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Amazon and the Publishers

Over at Vox.com, Matthew Yglesias has a provocative article on the contretemps between Amazon and the publishing industry and with Hachette in particular. It's mainly been portrayed in the press as an argument over prices but Yglesias says that's just … Continue reading

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Being Smart

Matt Blaze has a realization that probably applies to us all. I know it applies to me. I was about to say "how can something be 'smart' if it doesn't work unless it's connected to the net" but then I … Continue reading

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