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indy.rb - The Indianapolis Ruby Brigade Monthly Meetup




Docker - Chris Stephan

Code Smells & Refactoring (2nd in series) - Miles Sterrett


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  • Chris S

    For anyone interested in my speaker deck or the code I was using for my presentation, here are links to both.

    May 16, 2014

  • Anthony S.

    For those of you interested in a working example of a Dockerfile check out this project we put together for building a single build node Hadoop image.

    May 14, 2014

  • Marci C.

    Was hoping to make meetup tonight, but not able to drive over from Cinti. We have a position at Knovation for a full stack developer to join a team to contribute to the next version of our product shaping the growth of the emerging education technology space. If there is an interest me for more details. Enjoy the meetup!

    May 14, 2014

    • Brett R.

      Marci, I think I may have a great option for your full stack developer! I am in Indianapolis but am starting to move into the Cincinnati market. We can talk over the phone or I am happy to come to Cincy and meet with you. Please let me know the best way to contact you. Thanks!

      May 14, 2014

  • David K.

    I have a large collection of time series data files in CSV format with different types in different columns. To parse the data, using C would require a lot of hand coding that reinvents the wheel. A month ago I started learning Python and found lists and dictionaries along with a CSV library to be helpful. For data analysis, Python was a quicker path to useful code. Just last week, I discovered Ruby, but I haven't played with it much yet. Have others in the group used Ruby for data analysis? If so, why do you prefer Ruby over Python?

    April 25, 2014

    • Miles Z. S.

      I suspect they're fairly similar for this purpose, except that Python is going to be a bit faster (which will matter most if you've a very large amount of data). Depending on just what type of data analysis you're doing, Python historically has more mature ecosystem of scientific libraries (see­). As an anecdote, Eli Lily uses Python quite often internally for data analysis (in addition to R, and Java IIRC).

      I'm a Rubyist through and through, but the difference between the two most often comes down to syntactical preferences. It just so happens that Ruby tickles my fancy. :-)

      April 29, 2014

    • David P.

      This article summarizes key differences between Ruby and Python, and highlights why Python may be chosen for high performance, scientific computing:­

      May 13, 2014

  • Chris S

    Looks like the upcoming docker talk made the Docker Weekly :)

    May 8, 2014

    • Miles Z. S.

      Nice! Maybe we'll get a decent video recording, and make you famous.

      May 8, 2014

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