Selective applicative functors package

Selective Applicative Functors: Declare Your Effects Statically, Select Which to Execute Dynamically - GitHub - snowleopard/selective: Selective Applicative Functors: Declare Your Effects Staticall...

Selective applicative functors package

Selective Applicative Functors: Declare Your Effects Statically, Select Which to Execute Dynamically - GitHub - snowleopard/selective: Selective Applicative Functors: Declare Your Effects Staticall...

NY Category Theory Meetup’s Category Theory in Context solution set

Contribute to cohomolo-gy/cats-in-context development by creating an account on GitHub.

Emily Pillmore’s Type Arithmetic and the Yoneda Lemma talk slides

Slides for Scalaworld 2019. Contribute to cohomolo-gy/Type-Arithmetic-and-the-Yoneda-Perspective development by creating an account on GitHub.

A Generic Deriving Mechanism for Haskell

Guessing Swift takes a similar approach in [SE-0185](https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/098152eafbfbd7faa74d81e1443231bd7caabc45/proposals/0185-synthesize-equatable-hashable.md).

Monad Transformers and Modular Algebraic Effects

Wu and Schrijvers’s Fusion for Free paper

Operator fusion in RxJava

Introduction Operator-fusion, one of the cutting-edge research topics in the reactive programming world, is the aim to have two of more su...

Sandboxing Cycle

David Roberts’ Algebraic Topology Course Notes

Course notes for Pure Mathematics Topic D 2019. Contribute to DavidMichaelRoberts/AlgebraicTopology2019 development by creating an account on GitHub.

A learning roadmap for Algebraic Topology

From [Adrien Vakili](vaki.li) General Topology Munkres -- Topology Chapter 1, sections 1-6 Chapter 2 Chapter 3, sections 1-2 Algebraic Topology Hatcher -- Algebraic Topology Provides good geometric intuition but avoids categorical language. Chapters 0, 1, 4 Strom -- Modern Classical Homotopy Theory More axiomatic/categorical treatment. Fomenko -- Visual Geometry and Topology For pictures.

Type Classes are Born

We present Type Classes: a series of focused video courses on Haskell, Nix, and related subjects.

Last doubts removed about the proof of the Four Color Theorem

What the “hom” in “hom-sets” stands for and why it’s still used despite its algebraic roots

With given category $\mathcal{C}$ and its objects $A$ and $B$, a hom-set $\hom_\mathcal{C}(A, B)$ is the collection of all morphisms from $A$ to $B$. There is also a related notion of hom-functor ...

Teach debugging

Thinking about the relationship between pieces was an exercise in frustration, a continual feeling that the solution was just out of reach, as concentrating on one part would push some other critical piece of knowledge out of my head. Why do we leave material out of classes and then fail students who can't figure out that material for themselves? Why do we make the first couple years of an engineering major some kind of hazing ritual, instead of simply teaching people what they need to know to be good engineers? For all the high-level talk about how we need to plug the leaks in our STEM education pipeline, not only are we not plugging the holes, we're proud of how fast the pipeline is leaking.

API Pollution in Swift Modules

When you import a module into Swift code, you expect the result to be entirely additive. But as we’ll see, this isn’t always the case.

Honesty is Kindness

That was a day I felt our friendship leveled-up, because I knew I could trust her to give me honest feedback on any subject. "Truth is Kindness" all forms of lying --including while lies meant to spare feelings-- are associated with less satisfying relationships I slide into dishonesty more often than I’d like. It’s easy and it’s comfortable.

Shadows

I love a good secret. More to the point, I love a good surprise. Seeing the excitement and joy that people feel when you give them good news? The best…

Limits and Colimits, Part 2

Welcome back to our mini-series on categorical limits and colimits! In Part 1 we gave an intuitive answer to the question, "What are limits and colimits?" As we saw then, there are two main ways that mathematicians construct new objects from a collection of given objects: 1) take a "sub-collection," contingent on some condition or 2) "glue" things together. The first construction is usually a limit, the second is usually a colimit. Of course, this might've left the reader wondering, "Okay... but what are we taking the (co)limit of ?" The answer? A diagram. And as we saw a couple of weeks ago, a diagram is really a functor.

Limits and Colimits, Part 1

I'd like to embark on yet another mini-series here on the blog. The topic this time? Limits and colimits in category theory! But even if you're not familiar with category theory, I do hope you'll keep reading. Today's post is just an informal, non-technical introduction. And regardless of your categorical background, you've certainly come across many examples of limits and colimits, perhaps without knowing it! They appear everywhere--in topology, set theory, group theory, ring theory, linear algebra, differential geometry, number theory, algebraic geometry. The list goes on. But before diving in, I'd like to start off by answering a few basic questions.

A Diagram is a Functor

This post made the concept of “indexing,” used across mathematics, click for me.

Tai’s post on what “commutative” in “Commutative Diagrams” means

Have you ever come across the words "commutative diagram" before? Perhaps you've read or heard someone utter a sentence that went something like, "For every [bla bla] there existsa [yadda yadda] such thatthe following diagram commutes." and perhaps it left you wondering what it all meant.

Clean git histories and code review workflows

Happy the people whose annals are tiresome

The Tensor Product, Demystified

Previously on the blog, we've discussed a recurring theme throughout mathematics: making new things from old things. Today, I'd like to focus on a particular way to build a new vector space from old vector spaces: the tensor product. This construction often come across as scary and mysterious, but I hope to shine a little light and dispel a little fear. In particular, we won't talk about axioms, universal properties, or commuting diagrams. Instead, we'll take an elementary, concrete look: Given two vectors $\mathbf{v}$ and $\mathbf{w}$, we can build a new vector, called the tensor product $\mathbf{v}\otimes \mathbf{w}$. But what is that vector, really? Likewise, given two vector spaces $V$ and $W$, we can build a new vector space, also called their tensor product $V\otimes W$. But what is that vector space, really?

Why did we wait so long for the bicycle?

The bicycle, as we know it today, was not invented until the late 1800s. Here are some theories about why

How the Dutch Made Utrecht a Bicycle-First City

Beck Tench’s 10-Week Reading Experiment

This quarter’s experiment has helped me see that every class we attend, every word we write, every article we read is where we are going. We are already there. I do not want that experience to feel like some unrelenting ultra-marathon. I want it to feel alive and loving, nourishing and compelling. I want to feel hungry and then full and then hungry again. May reading, like all things we do, become an invitation to experience the miracle that we are alive — still, and in the first place. And may we use the very act of reading itself to challenge the idea that life is about collecting the most knowledge or arriving at some finish line or final page. I felt a greater sense of agency because I got to decide what to read each time I read. Choosing intuitively meant I looked forward to making a choice about what to read. This quarter’s experiment has taught me that I must do both to become the scholar I want to be — a person who can hold uncertainty as well as she can hold knowledge, who can be slow and discerning, and insatiably curious and eager at the same time.

The Em Dash Divides

Why do people care so much about a piece of — no offense — punctuation?

Thursday is the best day

Thursdays are wily: Unlike most days, there are no expectations for Thursday, and it deftly plays that lack of promise into a wealth of possibility. Thursday is that guy at work who you never talk to, the one that seems nice enough, always shows up on time, doesn’t raise a fuss, and quietly does a quality job every time. Thursday is humble, understated excellence. It will never make you feel ashamed of not “doing enough with your Thursday.” You’re welcome. (Thursday would never say it sarcastically like that, which is why I’m saying it on behalf of Thursday.)

Nielsen’s Principles of Effective Research essay

Basics with Babish’s Steak video

Want to learn how to cook a steak perfectly each time? Look no further. We’re focusing on both ribeye and skirt steak in this episode of Basics with Babish.
Watch the rebroadcast of the Twitch livestream for this episode here: https://youtu.be/HpzbyjyUf1k
Recipe: https://basicswithbabish.co/basicsepisodes/2017/10/23/sauces-9w5tm
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Tomahawk ribeye
Skirt steak
Vegetable oil
Butter
Garlic
Fresh sprig rosemary
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked pepper
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Stainless steel pan OR cast iron pan
Instant read thermometer
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