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Tuesday, June 28 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Literate Programming

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The speaker will discuss what he considers to be the most important outcome of his work developing TeX in the 1980s, namely the accidental discovery of a new approach to programming --- which caused a radical change in his own coding style. Ever since then, he has aimed to write programs for human beings (not computers) to read. The result is that the programs have fewer mistakes, they are easier to modify and maintain, and they can indeed be understood by human beings. This facilitates reproducible research, among other things.

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Susan Holmes

Professor, Statistics, Stanford
I like teaching nonparametric multivariate analyses to biologists. | Reproducible research is really important to me and I make all my work available online, mostly as Rmd files. I still like to code, use Github and shiny as well as Bioconductor. I am trying to finish a book for biologists that includes code and a lot of fancy visualizations of `uncertainty'.

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Donald Knuth

Stanford University

Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
McCaw Hall 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA 94305-6105

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