Four short links: 17 August 2016

Thinking Mathematics, Document Rectification, Human Misjudgement, and Joel Test for Data Science

By Nat Torkington
August 17, 2016
  1. What It’s Like to Know Higher Mathematics (Quora) — a fascinating glimpse at how mathematicians think. [W]hen you do have a deep understanding, you have solved the problem and it is time to do something else. This makes the total time you spend in life reveling in your mastery of something quite brief. One of the main skills of research scientists of any type is knowing how to work comfortably and productively in a state of confusion.
  2. Fast Document Rectification and Enhancement (Dropbox) — how this useful thing is done, for image processing enthusiasts.
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  4. The Psychology of Human Misjudgement (PDF) — interesting run-through of the fallibilities in our judgement. (Think: cognitive biases)
  5. The Joel Test for Data Science — eight simple questions intended as a quick-and-dirty sniff test for the quality of a data science team.
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