Kaushik Ghose

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How to shoot yourself in the foot with Cython

If you’ve grown fat and complacent using Python, try a little Cython. It’ll put hair on your chest and take some off your scalp. Take the following Cython code I … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get more out of Cython

Getting more out of your Cython code doesn’t have to be a black art. A key step is to peek into the cythonized .c file and note if inner loops … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Python setuptools entry points

This is a quick tutorial on how to use Python setup tools entry points to elegantly distribute command line scripts as part of your program, and to enable your code … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Felix problem

Say you have a multiplayer game where there is no central server. You need to indicate to a pair of players if they are within a certain distance from each … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment


Ok, so it doesn’t have as nice a ring to it as “Cythonize!” but the Python C-Foreign Function Interface blew my mind away. I had previously used Cython to write … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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I had heard about Haskell – the coolest language on the block – from several friends. After reading the chapter on typeclasses from┬áLearn You A Haskell for Great Good my … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

The year humans lost a pair of chromosomes

Many mistakes in science persist because the creators of wrong knowledge refuse to acknowledge their mistakes and often intimidate others (with correct information) from positions of power. This phenomenon has lead a once well known practitioner of the trade to remark “Science advances one funeral at a time”.

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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