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Learning Jupyter by Dan Toomey

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Node.js asynchronous threads

Node.js has built-in mechanisms for creating threads and having them fire asynchronously. Using an example from http://book.mixu.net/node/ch7.html, we have the following:

//thread function - invoked for every number in items array
function async(arg, callback) {
  console.log('cube ''+arg+'', and return 2 seconds later');
  setTimeout(function() { callback(arg * 3); }, 2000);
}
//function called once - after all threads complete
function final() { console.log('Done', results); }
//list of numbers to operate upon
var items = [ 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 ];
//results of each step
var results = [];
//loop the drives the whole process
items.forEach(function(item) {
  async(item, function(result){
    results.push(result);
 if(results.length ...

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