Re: [quantifiedself-toronto] computational quantified self

From: Michael N.
Sent on: Monday, March 19, 2012 7:13 PM

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012, Chris Olah wrote:

>> Following up on Eric's comment, a physicist friend of mine did an
>> interesting experiment along the lines of the computational quantified self.
>>  He and some collaborators were using version control software to write up a
>> paper.  He wrote some scripts to auto-generate daily graphs of the number of
>> lines of writing committed by each participant, and email it to all
>> participants.
>> ...
> If you have projects on github, you get this for free! I find the
> graphs for ImplicitCAD very motivating.

I use the GitHub impact graphs, and also find them motivating (and 
useful for tracking).

However, the GitHub graphs seem to provide a different kind of information 
than I mentioned in my earlier email, since they don't show cumulative 
contribution, only week to week.  (Less importantly, they're also weekly, 
not daily numbers.)  In my friend's collaborative project I'm not sure 
that would have given rise to the same spirit of friendly competition.

> Also, one project I've been involved in, Quantified Hacklab, is kind
> of similar to this



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