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Vincent Knight has been at 21 events

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Robert Jacobson3,097Join mathematicians @112199177160481189201, @107135522210834007871, @103069458643902853500, @110464871801965858778, and @103495840494264016490 as they talk with @111790801286012681940 about their favorite math gifs and ideas and what it's like to be a mathematician. What is it like to be a mathematician? Is there a largest number? Why is this Numberphile video controversial? http://www.numberphile.com/videos/analytical_continuation1.html Here is your chance to ask us! @112199177160481189201 is an advanced graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. @107135522210834007871  is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, USA.  @110464871801965858778 is a LANCS lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Mathematics in Operational Research in Cardiff, Wales, UK. @103069458643902853500 is a graduate student in mathematics at the University of West Florida in FL, USA. @103495840494264016490 is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Roger Williams University in RI, USA. The Hangout will be hosted by @111790801286012681940, creative director for EyeWire, founder of the TEDx Music Project, and international speaker who is obsessed with how the human mind works.Math: A Love Story2014-02-14 00:00:0045  
Science on Google+659,719Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in *all of Google+*!!  During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community.  After we hear from the moderators on *who* they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the *Curator's Choice*.  We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in! #ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00183  
Science on Google+659,719*Isaac Newton's Birthday is on Christmas* Join us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00144  
Marques Brownlee4,003,479For an hour on Friday I'll sit down for a LIVE Hangout on Air with Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola! We'll talk *Project Ara, Moto X & G, Android and more!* When you rsvp, the event is automatically added to your Google Calendar with the correct adjusted time zone. Easy! Plus if you can't watch live, it'll be recorded and available to replay on YouTube. Subscribe so you don't miss it! http://youtube.com/MKBHDMKBHD Hangout with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside!2013-12-06 19:00:003921  
Science on Google+659,719Join mathematicians Dana Ernst , Sara Del Valle , Vincent Knight , Luis Guzman  and Robert Jacobson  as they talk with Amy Robinson  about their favorite math gifs and ideas and what it's like to be a mathematician. How many numbers are there? Do mathematicians see the world differently? And why is the last panel of this xkcd comic funny? http://xkcd.com/804/ +Dana Ernst   is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, USA.  +Sara Del Valle   is a mathematical epidemiologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, USA. +Vincent Knight   is a LANCS lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Mathematics in Operational Research in Cardiff, Wales, UK. +Luis Guzman   is a graduate student in mathematics at the University of West Florida in FL, USA. +Robert Jacobson   is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Roger Williams University in RI, USA. Hangout hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson Math: from GIFs to xkcd2013-11-22 02:00:0064  
NASA2,534,019To watch on YouTube, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7_BZe6cGoI ----- The director, a writer and some actors in the film "Star Trek Into Darkness" will join NASA astronauts as we host a Google+ Hangout On Air from noon to 12:45 p.m. EDT, May 16, about how work aboard the International Space Station is turning science fiction into reality. Participating in the hangout will be NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who currently is living and working aboard the space station; astronauts Michael Fincke and Kjell Lindgren at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof; and stars of the film, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho. The participants will ask questions of each other and take questions from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City (home of the space shuttle Enterprise), the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and social media followers.  Ask a question prior to or during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #askNASA hashtag.NASA Connects Space Station and "Star Trek Into Darkness" Crews2013-05-16 18:00:002736  
USA Rugby392,479Join @116856514788187555924 @101872556668554977081 @105927361891112066497  #ZackTest  for the next installment of the #MeetTheTeam  Hangout series: #MeetTheBeauties . Six fans will be selected to join the conversation and ask the Beauties questions; comment on this event to tell us why you should be picked or submit questions using #MeetTheBeauties. Here are instructions: * Follow us on Google+ & let us know why you should be selected to Meet The Beauties. You can also simply submit questions you would like The Beauties to address during the Hangout on Google+, Facebook or Twitter using #MeetTheBeauties * Six fans will be chosen for this Hangout. Selected fans will be notified on April 23rd via Google+ and will then be individually invited to Hangout at 5:45pm PST on April 24th. Please be on time! * Other fans will be able to follow the conversation by tuning in via the USA Rugby YouTube channel Good luck!#MeetTheBeauties - Sevens Edition2013-04-25 03:00:0019  
USA Rugby392,479Join +KELLY GRIFFIN, +Jillion Potter, +Andrew Durutalo & #MattHawkinsfor   the this installment of the #MeetTheTeam  Hangout series: #MeetTheBrawn . Six fans will be selected to ask the interact with The Brawn; comment to tell us why you should be picked or submit questions using #MeetTheBrawn. Here are instructions  * Follow us on Google+ & let us know why you should be selected to Meet The Brains. You can also simply submit questions you would like The Brains to address during the Hangout on Google+, Facebook or Twitter using #MeetTheBrawn * Six fans will be chosen for this Hangout. Selected fans will be notified on April 16th via Google+ and will then be individually invited to Hangout at 5:45pm PST on April 17th. Please be on time! * Other fans will be able to follow the conversation by tuning in via the USA Rugby YouTube channel Good luck!#MeetTheBrawn: Sevens Edition2013-04-18 03:00:0046  
Oxfam America146,587This week, Super Bowl winner +Anquan Boldin and fellow NFL superstars Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White are in Senegal with Oxfam. They're visiting Oxfam programs in action and working side-by-side with Senegalese communities on projects to increase their income and provide for their families.  Anquan, Larry and Roddy want to meet you, their fans, and tell you about the amazing people they’ve met and the important work they’re doing with Oxfam to help people facing extreme poverty. These players have been pitching in with Oxfam since 2011, and this is Anquan and Larry’s second trip to Africa with Oxfam, following their visit to Ethiopia last spring. This trip is just one of the many ways they contribute to communities off the football field, and we hope you’ll join us to hear how you, too, can help make a difference. Use the hashtag #TeamOxfam and submit your questions on this event page or on Twitter.NFL Players Live from Senegal for #TeamOxfam - Google+ Hangout on Air2013-03-14 20:00:00181  
NASA2,534,019Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008326  
Chris Hadfield1,994,286That's right, ladies and gentlemen. There will be a Google+ hangout on air from the International Space Station. Learn more here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-042_ISS_Google_Hangout.htmlSpace Station Google+ Hangout (On Air)2013-02-22 16:00:00632  
USA Rugby392,4792013 Houston Sevens Women's World Series International Tournament2013 Houston 7s2013-02-01 08:00:0013  
USA Rugby392,479Join USA Rugby 7s players Bui Baravilala and Carlin Isles in a live Google+ Hangout!  First 10 fans to logon to the Google Hangout get to chat with Bui and Carlin. First fan to answer the live trivia question during the Hangout wins a #Houston7s  VIP Ticket Prize Pack.   We will also be doing a live Q&A - submit questions for Bui and Carlin by commenting below or posting it with the hashtag #USARugbyHangout  here, or on Twitter @USAEaglesRugby.  INSTRUCTIONS: • Be sure to follow the USA Rugby Google+ page on Google+ • Fans will be invited to Hangout at 6pm > Go to the USA Rugby Google+ page to join the hangout > Click on "Hangout" > Click on "Join" • First time users may need to download a plug in so be sure to do so prior to the scheduled Hangout time • Mobile users will need to connect from the Google+ app, which can be downloaded from the iTunes store or Google Play • Hangouts are limited to 10 participants so we strongly encourage people to connect as a groupUSA Rugby Hangout with Bui & Carlin2013-01-24 03:00:0074  
Ron Garan3,879,481Come join Italian Air Force fighter pilot and European Space Agency astronaut @112628950566484266163 and I for a G+ hangout this Friday at 10:30am Central. Let's talk space and Samantha's upcoming mission to the International Space Station as a crew member of Expedition 42! @116214152295449083654 Hangout with Astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti & Ron Garan2013-01-18 10:30:00297  
Science on Google+659,719We will be updating and sharing this General Science Page Circle (see http://goo.gl/9muuE) on Tuesday (10/9) at 9:00 PM (EST). Please add your Science Page to this database (http://goo.gl/WCohT) if you would like to add your page to the circle. Here's the form: http://goo.gl/bfqHa. You do not have to fill out the form if you are already in the database. Here's the link to the updated Science Page circle, http://goo.gl/aGQPB.Science Page Circle2012-10-10 03:00:00134  
Ronnie Bincer112,448*Google Plus is a Brave New World Now...* Certain Tools (i.e. Circle Level Notifications) have been removed from our toolbox. We had a lively discussion on what and how to post now that things have changed. _And don't be fooled, they have changed..._ *Watch part 1 above and watch part 2 here: http://goo.gl/N07RN ..* *@107022061436866576067 & @108210288375340023376 host the discussion...* Join in via comments or make a request here in the Event (and say you are "Going") to get a possible Invite to join in the HOA Filmstrip discussion. *The HOA video will be streamed live right here when we start - and after the show for your viewing pleasure.*Google Plus New Posting Strategy Discussion - HOA2012-08-24 20:00:0072  
Olympics3,943,551Triathlon Photos - Join our event for up to date photos of the triathlon & if you're there, send in your photos too!2012-08-07 11:30:0069  
Fraser Cain966,529To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004861  
Cadbury4,070,463Whether you can be there in person, or you'll be watching from the other side of the world, you are invited to join us for the biggest event of the summer! We'll be celebrating the spirit of the Games from Cadbury House in London's Hyde Park throughout and bringing you highlights of the atmosphere right here on Google+. Who's looking forward to it?London 2012 Olympic Games Celebration on G+2012-07-27 21:12:00279  
London 20121,459,177This Thursday we’ll be hosting a LIVE Google+ Hangout with reigning 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion Usain Bolt – and we want YOU to join in the fun. What would you like to ask the fastest man in the world? Post your questions below with #askbolt then enter your details on this form http://goo.gl/dXGdC and we might be in touch!Hangout On Air with Usain Bolt the day before The Olympic Opening Ceremony2012-07-26 20:15:00995  
Google Science Fair2,865,328The winners of Google Science Fair 2012 will be announced on July 23, 2012. This year’s 15 finalists, all 13-18 years of age, join us from seven countries, and their projects explore topics as varied as adapting hydroponic solutions for poor subsistence farmers to developing cell-phone compatible electrocardiograph machines.  This year our winners will win once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland. Who will they be? Watch the awards gala live stream next Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. PST at http://google.com/sciencefair. Google Science Fair 2012 Award Ceremony Live Stream2012-07-24 04:00:00295  

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2015-07-30 11:54:12 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

After reading a post by +Jan Moren I picked up a very cheap (£60! :D) lenovo thinkpad (X200). Looking forward to playing around with it. So far my settling in has involved:

1. +Ubuntu 
2. Stickers

Now to get back to other things...

Most reshares: 6

2015-08-09 16:08:09 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Why am I a paying member of +The SageMathCloud 

A short blog post explaining why I choose to pay $7 a month for https://cloud.sagemath.com

Most plusones: 19

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2015-08-23 10:45:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Auraya is helping... 

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2015-09-01 11:34:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Heading to Paris for the kick off meeting of OpenDreamKit (http://opendreamkit.org/) . Looking forward to meeting with +Sage Mathematical Software System​ (and other) developers :)

Spending the journey editing new videos for my first year coding class...

#ODKOrsay #outoftheofficedesk 

Heading to Paris for the kick off meeting of OpenDreamKit (http://opendreamkit.org/) . Looking forward to meeting with +Sage Mathematical Software System​ (and other) developers :)

Spending the journey editing new videos for my first year coding class...

#ODKOrsay #outoftheofficedesk ___

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2015-08-31 08:49:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Take a read through (Cardiff Alum) Jame's blog. He's starting his teacher training course this Autumn. This links to a post about some of his worries and concerns before the start of the process but he has a more optimistic one after that.

I'm sure he'd appreciate the thoughts of some of the great educators here on G+ :) (it's really great that he's putting himself out there)

https://adifferentiationtransformation.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/that-storm-cloud-looks-ominous/

Take a read through (Cardiff Alum) Jame's blog. He's starting his teacher training course this Autumn. This links to a post about some of his worries and concerns before the start of the process but he has a more optimistic one after that.

I'm sure he'd appreciate the thoughts of some of the great educators here on G+ :) (it's really great that he's putting himself out there)

https://adifferentiationtransformation.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/that-storm-cloud-looks-ominous/___

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2015-08-28 09:16:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've updated my natural language processing of jokes with the latest jokes from the +Edinburgh Festival Fringe: http://vknight.org/unpeudemath/code/2015/08/28/natural-language-processing-of-new-jokes-from-2015/

You can see the data here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/EdinburghFringeJokes/blob/master/jokes.csv and the ipython notebook here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/EdinburghFringeJokes/blob/master/nlp-of-jokes-2015.ipynb

I've updated my natural language processing of jokes with the latest jokes from the +Edinburgh Festival Fringe: http://vknight.org/unpeudemath/code/2015/08/28/natural-language-processing-of-new-jokes-from-2015/

You can see the data here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/EdinburghFringeJokes/blob/master/jokes.csv and the ipython notebook here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/EdinburghFringeJokes/blob/master/nlp-of-jokes-2015.ipynb___

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2015-08-28 05:15:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I am very excited about the Martian...

This is great.___I am very excited about the Martian...

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2015-08-24 21:42:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Just on my way back from a great event talking #gametheory  on behalf of +The OR Society​ to students participating in a Summer school run by the UK Mathematics trust.

It was great fun (a very lively iterated prisoner's dilemma tournament) and I added some data to the sequence of two thirds of the average game I've been collecting. I basically ran the same event I wrote about here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Playing-games-a-case-study-in-active-learning/blob/master/paper/paper.pdf

This also let me debug this library I'm working on: https://github.com/drvinceknight/twothirds (once I release it properly I'm hoping others who run the sequence of two thirds game might collate data via PR).

Just on my way back from a great event talking #gametheory  on behalf of +The OR Society​ to students participating in a Summer school run by the UK Mathematics trust.

It was great fun (a very lively iterated prisoner's dilemma tournament) and I added some data to the sequence of two thirds of the average game I've been collecting. I basically ran the same event I wrote about here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Playing-games-a-case-study-in-active-learning/blob/master/paper/paper.pdf

This also let me debug this library I'm working on: https://github.com/drvinceknight/twothirds (once I release it properly I'm hoping others who run the sequence of two thirds game might collate data via PR).___

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2015-08-23 10:45:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Auraya is helping... 

Auraya is helping... ___

2015-08-21 17:31:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A big thanks to +James Campbell and Tobenna ( +Google Summer of Code student) who finished their time working with me this Summer.

Just 2 students left :) It's been a tiring but very fruitful Summer with amongst other things a whole bunch of +Sage Mathematical Software System game theory code waiting to be reviewed :)

A big thanks to +James Campbell and Tobenna ( +Google Summer of Code student) who finished their time working with me this Summer.

Just 2 students left :) It's been a tiring but very fruitful Summer with amongst other things a whole bunch of +Sage Mathematical Software System game theory code waiting to be reviewed :)___

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2015-08-21 05:46:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This looks super helpful. Help support the project and go get a membership :)

https://cloud.sagemath.com -- for-pay upgrades

Nich, Jon, and I finished implementing the first completely automated for-pay upgrades of projects and released this a few minute ago.   I've attached a few screenshots.    You add your credit card under billing, then sign up for a subscription.  There are two subscription options: $7/month and $49/month.     Once you subscribe you get some quotas that you can apply -- any amount you want -- toward any project you are a collaborator on.  These quotas add together, so if multiple collaborators on a project, all contribute, you get the total of the contributions.   You can add/remove how much is allocated to a particular project at any time and it instantly takes effect. 

We started with the following plan parameters.  I hope in time to raise the allotments, and when I do you'll automatically just get more to allocate across your projects.  

standard =   # a user that has a standard membership
    price :
        month  : 7   # price per month
    benefits :
        cpu_shares  : 128   # extra priority over other users
        cores       : 0
        disk_quota  : 5000        # 5GB
        memory      : 3000        # 3GB
        mintime     : 24*3600    # 24 hours
        network     : 5    # 5 projects
        member_host : 2


premium =    # a user that has a premium membership
    price :
        month  : 49
    benefits :
        cpu_shares  : 128*8
        cores       : 2
        disk_quota  : 5000*8
        memory      : 3000*8
        mintime     : 24*3600*8
        network     : 5*8
        member_host : 2*8

I should add -- the only way to try this out is to have a membership, so sign up :-). If you are one of the almost 50 people who already have a membership, then these new upgrades should just appear for you in a new "upgrades" tab, and also in project settings (you'll have to refresh your browser to see this).    You can then apply your upgrades to any projects you collaborate on.

You can also sign up for a membership twice, e.g., if you sign up for the $7/month membership twice, you get double the benefits.  You can also cancel at any time (but I think the refund is not currently prorated yet).

For now any increases to quotas etc., that me or Harald have given you are orthogonal to these upgrades.  That may change at some point, but for right now you're "grandfathered in" on all that. ___This looks super helpful. Help support the project and go get a membership :)

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2015-08-20 17:00:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

On the penultimate day of his internship +James Campbell has plotted this. This is a great plot: showing the PoA calculated for the approximate method I posted briefly about earlier and the exact method. We have more or less ironed out all the kinks and should now be able to (fingers crossed) push on with data collection and paper writing.

On the penultimate day of his internship +James Campbell has plotted this. This is a great plot: showing the PoA calculated for the approximate method I posted briefly about earlier and the exact method. We have more or less ironed out all the kinks and should now be able to (fingers crossed) push on with data collection and paper writing.___

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2015-08-20 09:55:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+James Campbell and I are doing some work that involves messing with a big Markov chain (a bunch of times). We wrote a nice little exploratory simulation that means we don't spend much time finding the exact steady state distribution for this chain and just build up the state space as we figure out how long we stay in each state. Here's one plot that shows the % of states explored (blue) as well as the actual (theoretical) probabilities that these states account for.

Neat to see that we very quickly get to approximately 100% of the probability with about 30% of the states...

+James Campbell and I are doing some work that involves messing with a big Markov chain (a bunch of times). We wrote a nice little exploratory simulation that means we don't spend much time finding the exact steady state distribution for this chain and just build up the state space as we figure out how long we stay in each state. Here's one plot that shows the % of states explored (blue) as well as the actual (theoretical) probabilities that these states account for.

Neat to see that we very quickly get to approximately 100% of the probability with about 30% of the states...___

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2015-08-14 12:29:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A great four weeks comes to an end with Ffinian who has just completed his Nuffield research placement (https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/) with me looking at selfish behaviour in queues.

A big thanks to +Geraint Palmer who was instrumental in Ffin's guidance.

A great four weeks comes to an end with Ffinian who has just completed his Nuffield research placement (https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/) with me looking at selfish behaviour in queues.

A big thanks to +Geraint Palmer who was instrumental in Ffin's guidance.___

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2015-08-13 18:11:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Here's +Owen Campbell's lightning talk about the DjAxelrod project :)

And here's my lightning talk to plug the DjAxelrod project___Here's +Owen Campbell's lightning talk about the DjAxelrod project :)

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2015-08-13 18:10:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Here's one of our undergraduates from the school of Mathematics talking about Bezier curves and Python at DjangoCon: https://vimeo.com/135740369

She had to not only deal with speaking at an international conference 9 months after writing her first line of code but also deal with annoying technical difficulties: she did awesome :)

Here's one of our undergraduates from the school of Mathematics talking about Bezier curves and Python at DjangoCon: https://vimeo.com/135740369

She had to not only deal with speaking at an international conference 9 months after writing her first line of code but also deal with annoying technical difficulties: she did awesome :)___

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2015-08-13 18:00:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I was pretty busy running around during most of DjangoCon but this was one talk I got to watch :) 

Video of my talk at DjangoCon Europe___I was pretty busy running around during most of DjangoCon but this was one talk I got to watch :) 

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2015-08-12 17:24:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hi,

The new version of SageMathCloud is now live at
   
    https://cloud.sagemath.com  

Please report issues, of which there may be many.  

    https://github.com/sagemathinc/smc/issues

Make sure to refresh your browser and possibly clear the cache, since
almost everything on the client has changed.

This new version involves a complete rewrite of the backend using
RethinkDB 2.1, and a half rewrite of the frontend using React.js.  It's all open source, of course:

    https://github.com/sagemathinc/smc/tree/rethinkdb

Also there is partial unit testing of the code, which we didn't have before. The
main contributors are:

    William Stein (me) -- all the rethinkdb stuff, react.js frontend, unit testing (unemployed this summer)

    Nicholas Ruhland -- react.jsfrontend (fund... more »

Hi,

The new version of SageMathCloud is now live at
   
    https://cloud.sagemath.com  

Please report issues, of which there may be many.  

    https://github.com/sagemathinc/smc/issues

Make sure to refresh your browser and possibly clear the cache, since
almost everything on the client has changed.

This new version involves a complete rewrite of the backend using
RethinkDB 2.1, and a half rewrite of the frontend using React.js.  It's all open source, of course:

    https://github.com/sagemathinc/smc/tree/rethinkdb

Also there is partial unit testing of the code, which we didn't have before. The
main contributors are:

    William Stein (me) -- all the rethinkdb stuff, react.js frontend, unit testing (unemployed this summer)

    Nicholas Ruhland -- react.js frontend (funded by Rekha Thomas and Randy
Leveque)

    Jon Lee  -- react.js frontend (funded by Google summer of code)

    Harald Schilly -- unit and other testing

I also rewrote the course management functionality from scratch.  

I plan to write a blog post explaining the new design and architecture soon, and also discussing the course management functionality.  
 
I've also made the realtime haproxy server info public (for now):

   http://cloud.sagemath.com/haproxy

There's also stats about connected users 

   http://cloud.sagemath.com/stats___

2015-08-12 09:06:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Thomas Campbell has started a small series of blog posts about the Axelrod tournament: http://www.thomascampbell.me.uk/category/axelrod.html

+Thomas Campbell has started a small series of blog posts about the Axelrod tournament: http://www.thomascampbell.me.uk/category/axelrod.html___

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2015-08-11 07:32:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Marc Harper and +Tomáš Ehrlich we've now got Python 3 support for Axelrod :) This will make presenting at http://www.pyconuk.org/ easier :)

https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/Axelrod

Thanks to +Marc Harper and +Tomáš Ehrlich we've now got Python 3 support for Axelrod :) This will make presenting at http://www.pyconuk.org/ easier :)

https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/Axelrod___

2015-08-09 16:08:09 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Why am I a paying member of +The SageMathCloud 

A short blog post explaining why I choose to pay $7 a month for https://cloud.sagemath.com

Why am I a paying member of +The SageMathCloud 

A short blog post explaining why I choose to pay $7 a month for https://cloud.sagemath.com___

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2015-08-08 19:10:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This looks like a great first book for most graduate students...

Interview with +Anthony Scopatz and +Katy Huff discussing their new book. Read the interview to find Katy's challenge.___This looks like a great first book for most graduate students...

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2015-08-07 21:40:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A great day today working with the +Cardiff University​ students who are doing +Sage Mathematical Software System​ development this summer.

A great day today working with the +Cardiff University​ students who are doing +Sage Mathematical Software System​ development this summer.___

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2015-08-06 15:17:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Marc Harper (now a member of the Axelrod-Python 'Core Team') has a great repository up showing a variety of particulat tournaments of interest: https://github.com/marcharper/AxelrodExamples 

This includes some re runs of tournaments in the literature :)

+Marc Harper (now a member of the Axelrod-Python 'Core Team') has a great repository up showing a variety of particulat tournaments of interest: https://github.com/marcharper/AxelrodExamples 

This includes some re runs of tournaments in the literature :)___

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2015-08-06 05:28:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Strategic Decisions

Would you like to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors and other strategic decision-making games like the 2/3rds the Average game, where you need to compete or co-operate with other theoretically rational people? Here's an entertaining and simple introduction to Game Theory and the famous Nash Equilibrium brought to attention of the public by the film A Beautiful Mind.

We've all played Rock, Paper, Scissors, and first sight it looks like a simple game of chance. But, says Jolyon Jenkins, there is far more to it than meets the eye.

In a bar in Philadelphia, hardened players meet four times a week to battle it out in an eight week tournament that will net the winner $1000. For them it's "poker without the cards", predicting what the other person is going to throw, at the same time as they are trying to... more »

Strategic Decisions

Would you like to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors and other strategic decision-making games like the 2/3rds the Average game, where you need to compete or co-operate with other theoretically rational people? Here's an entertaining and simple introduction to Game Theory and the famous Nash Equilibrium brought to attention of the public by the film A Beautiful Mind.

We've all played Rock, Paper, Scissors, and first sight it looks like a simple game of chance. But, says Jolyon Jenkins, there is far more to it than meets the eye.

In a bar in Philadelphia, hardened players meet four times a week to battle it out in an eight week tournament that will net the winner $1000. For them it's "poker without the cards", predicting what the other person is going to throw, at the same time as they are trying to predict your move.

The economic discipline of "game theory" says that this is a waste of time. The only "rational" way to play rock, paper, scissors, is to make your moves randomly. If you manage to do this, you are guaranteed a draw, and this is the best you can hope for. In fact, most people are very bad at playing randomly, which means that the best players, who can spot their patterns, consistently win.

But even if you can predict someone's next move correctly, you need to take account of the fact that they might change it to take account of your prediction. So you need to second guess them. And they are trying to second guess you. So you third guess them. But how far ahead can you, or should you, think? The question goes far beyond rock, paper, scissors: whether you're the leader of a country at war trying to work out what the enemy is doing (while they try to do the same), or a motorist trying to decide whether to avoid motorway congestion by coming off at a junction, we're all trying to second guess (and third guess...) each other's actions.

As Jolyon discovers, most game theory assumes that we are perfectly rational, guessing infinitely far ahead about each other's moves. But the experimental evidence suggests most of us only think about one and a half steps ahead. Or to put it another way - although people may be thinking about what you are thinking, they are unlikely to be thinking about what you are thinking they are thinking.

Listen here (~1/2 hr.): http://goo.gl/FBVm49

This should be available online worldwide without restriction but only for one month after the most recent broadcast. It is easiest to play on a computer (with Chrome^ and Flash) although it will work on iOS (with or without the iPlayer app) and once the BBC media player http://goo.gl/oHuhfM is installed, it will work on Android too.

^PSA: https://goo.gl/Pbtihm.info

In theory this programme is supposed to be the Radio 4 Documentary of the Week and so available as an MP3 file and podcast.

Here: http://goo.gl/2Jq4MK
(It hadn't shown up at time of posting)

Game Theory (Wikip): https://goo.gl/XoJcXg

2/3rds of Average (Wikip): https://goo.gl/AdfH0l

Image: https://goo.gl/ob96l4___

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2015-08-04 18:52:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"It would be a mistake to design the class around the students who do not choose to engage, because this attitude fails students who do engage. A “Plan B” for non-engaged students would be a good idea – but this is not “Plan A”."

Student who don't engage almost certainly won't engage no matter what pedagogic model you use...

Heading off to MAAthFest 2015 tomorrow afternoon. My main activity there is facilitating a minicourse on flipped learning, on Thursday and Saturday. I sat down yesterday to write some handouts for participants to use, and ended up with a 16-page e-book instead. Here it is in ePub form. (Warning: The two images I included appear to be borked. Don't complain. It's free.) ___"It would be a mistake to design the class around the students who do not choose to engage, because this attitude fails students who do engage. A “Plan B” for non-engaged students would be a good idea – but this is not “Plan A”."

Student who don't engage almost certainly won't engage no matter what pedagogic model you use...

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2015-08-03 19:51:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I wrote a post on understanding nonparametric latent Dirichlet allocation with Python

I wrote a post on understanding nonparametric latent Dirichlet allocation with Python___

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2015-08-03 15:25:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is neat.

If you use +Plotly you can import your graphs & charts directly into your projects on +Overleaf: https://www.overleaf.com/blog/201-reproducible-and-collaborative-data-science-overleaf-links-with-plotly #openscience___This is neat.

2015-08-01 12:36:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Geraint Palmer and I have put together this blog post showing how to simulate transitions in a continuous Markov chain. It's akin to randomly sampling when buses are going to turn up and getting on the first one to wherever it goes.

The blog post has some embedded +Sage Mathematical Software System code showing how this all works for a simple 3 state chain.

+Geraint Palmer and I have put together this blog post showing how to simulate transitions in a continuous Markov chain. It's akin to randomly sampling when buses are going to turn up and getting on the first one to wherever it goes.

The blog post has some embedded +Sage Mathematical Software System code showing how this all works for a simple 3 state chain.___

2015-07-31 13:41:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Just met with a colleague here at +Cardiff MATHS who wants to use +Sage Mathematical Software System in his number theory course. I'm going to be helping him set up some homework with him :)

Just met with a colleague here at +Cardiff MATHS who wants to use +Sage Mathematical Software System in his number theory course. I'm going to be helping him set up some homework with him :)___

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2015-07-31 12:42:42 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Today is a good day :) 

Today is a good day :) ___

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2015-07-30 11:54:12 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

After reading a post by +Jan Moren I picked up a very cheap (£60! :D) lenovo thinkpad (X200). Looking forward to playing around with it. So far my settling in has involved:

1. +Ubuntu 
2. Stickers

Now to get back to other things...

After reading a post by +Jan Moren I picked up a very cheap (£60! :D) lenovo thinkpad (X200). Looking forward to playing around with it. So far my settling in has involved:

1. +Ubuntu 
2. Stickers

Now to get back to other things...___

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2015-07-30 08:19:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My Nuffield research placement student (https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/) is starting to get out some cool  results :) This plot shows the effect of a threshold policy on joining a queue, both simulated and through coding up known theoretic results.

Next steps will involve some novel aspects of this problem :)

My Nuffield research placement student (https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/) is starting to get out some cool  results :) This plot shows the effect of a threshold policy on joining a queue, both simulated and through coding up known theoretic results.

Next steps will involve some novel aspects of this problem :)___

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2015-07-27 20:54:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Computational game theory in +Sage Mathematical Software System 

I've written up a quick blog post about our talk today.

It includes:

- A link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kKYr5I2io
- A link to the sage worksheet we used: https://cloud.sagemath.com/projects/2a31f88b-4244-4bd1-8e3a-3169ff24daac/files/Talk-2015-07-27/talk.sagews
- Some photos of everyone :)

Thanks again to +Dima Pasechnik for inviting us. We're all looking forward to being productive again tomorrow :)

Computational game theory in +Sage Mathematical Software System 

I've written up a quick blog post about our talk today.

It includes:

- A link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kKYr5I2io
- A link to the sage worksheet we used: https://cloud.sagemath.com/projects/2a31f88b-4244-4bd1-8e3a-3169ff24daac/files/Talk-2015-07-27/talk.sagews
- Some photos of everyone :)

Thanks again to +Dima Pasechnik for inviting us. We're all looking forward to being productive again tomorrow :)___

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2015-07-27 17:36:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

We've had a great day being shown around Oxford by +Dima Pasechnik, working on +Sage Mathematical Software System and giving a talk that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kKYr5I2io&feature=youtu.be

You can see the worksheet we used here: https://cloud.sagemath.com/projects/2a31f88b-4244-4bd1-8e3a-3169ff24daac/files/Talk-2015-07-27/talk.sagews

Another day of coding tomorrow!

We've had a great day being shown around Oxford by +Dima Pasechnik, working on +Sage Mathematical Software System and giving a talk that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kKYr5I2io&feature=youtu.be

You can see the worksheet we used here: https://cloud.sagemath.com/projects/2a31f88b-4244-4bd1-8e3a-3169ff24daac/files/Talk-2015-07-27/talk.sagews

Another day of coding tomorrow!___

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2015-07-25 12:12:54 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

We have a new winning strategy: 'back stabber'. Submitted by +Owen Campbell's youngest :) This is also our 72nd strategy.

https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/Axelrod

We have a new winning strategy: 'back stabber'. Submitted by +Owen Campbell's youngest :) This is also our 72nd strategy.

https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/Axelrod___

2015-07-23 21:06:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Must make sure I watch and read this tomorrow... 💤

New at CO9s: I made a ridiculously long (21min) video to supplement my flipped learning minicourse coming up at MathFest next month. This is part of the participants' homework for the minicourse (which is itself flipped, of course). It goes through the whole process of how I apply flipped learning design on an example lesson on finding the derivative of a function using the limit definition. ___Must make sure I watch and read this tomorrow... 💤

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2015-07-23 11:04:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A blog post discussing a paper I've had accepted and also pointing at a python library that I'm working on https://github.com/drvinceknight/twothirds

A blog post discussing a paper I've had accepted and also pointing at a python library that I'm working on https://github.com/drvinceknight/twothirds___

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2015-07-22 15:40:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Sticker Mule for the cool gift (badge) that came with the surprises (bottom right) I'm taking with us for a visit that +Dima Pasechnik has kindly organised at Oxford. +James Campbell, +Hannah lorrimore, +Tobenna P. Igwe and I will be chatting about some of the game theory that is and continues to be implemented in +Sage Mathematical Software System.

EDIT: Here's the abstract: https://gist.github.com/drvinceknight/b8a1e1f5d24fb73b0a61 for our talk.

Thanks to +Sticker Mule for the cool gift (badge) that came with the surprises (bottom right) I'm taking with us for a visit that +Dima Pasechnik has kindly organised at Oxford. +James Campbell, +Hannah lorrimore, +Tobenna P. Igwe and I will be chatting about some of the game theory that is and continues to be implemented in +Sage Mathematical Software System.

EDIT: Here's the abstract: https://gist.github.com/drvinceknight/b8a1e1f5d24fb73b0a61 for our talk.___

2015-07-22 12:33:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

arXiv best practice tips please

I have had a short pedagogic article accepted for an OR journal. You can see it on this github repo (https://github.com/drvinceknight/Playing-games-a-case-study-in-active-learning/blob/master/paper/paper.pdf). I would like to also put the paper on the arXiv (mainly for visibility) but am not at all versed in doing so. What is the best practice with this?

- Throw in a comment at the top of the paper saying that it's a pre print version?
- Just putting it up with no explanation?
- Putting it up now as is and then when the journal version is published (I don't believe this will be in print), putting up a modified version point at the published version?

*I do not want to harm the publication in any way, it's a small open access journal doing things the right way.*

Note that I also haven't spoken... more »

arXiv best practice tips please

I have had a short pedagogic article accepted for an OR journal. You can see it on this github repo (https://github.com/drvinceknight/Playing-games-a-case-study-in-active-learning/blob/master/paper/paper.pdf). I would like to also put the paper on the arXiv (mainly for visibility) but am not at all versed in doing so. What is the best practice with this?

- Throw in a comment at the top of the paper saying that it's a pre print version?
- Just putting it up with no explanation?
- Putting it up now as is and then when the journal version is published (I don't believe this will be in print), putting up a modified version point at the published version?

*I do not want to harm the publication in any way, it's a small open access journal doing things the right way.*

Note that I also haven't spoken to the publication about this yet, I first want to figure out what I want to do before asking them if that's cool...

All tips would be appreciated :)___

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2015-07-20 07:01:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+Zoë Prytherch and I are back from a lovely week long camping holiday. Looking forward to getting back to things with 2 more students starting to work with me this Summer. This includes a high school student who will be undertaking a Nuffield Research Placement https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/ (In the school we have 2 of these this year with +Paul Harper having a student starting next week).

+Zoë Prytherch and I are back from a lovely week long camping holiday. Looking forward to getting back to things with 2 more students starting to work with me this Summer. This includes a high school student who will be undertaking a Nuffield Research Placement https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/ (In the school we have 2 of these this year with +Paul Harper having a student starting next week).___

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2015-07-13 20:17:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Here are 4 photos from today's graduation ceremony:

1. +Imogen Dunne and I :)
2. Our head of school announcing prizes (one of which was won by Imogen :D)
3. +Rob Shone and I (I posted this one earlier)
4. Four other members of staff and I who did the procession thing.

It was a nice day and a real pleasure to see the great students from this year's cohort again.

Tomorrow +Zoë Prytherch and I are heading for a week away camping and look forward to completely disconnecting. Please take care of the internet in my absence.

Here are 4 photos from today's graduation ceremony:

1. +Imogen Dunne and I :)
2. Our head of school announcing prizes (one of which was won by Imogen :D)
3. +Rob Shone and I (I posted this one earlier)
4. Four other members of staff and I who did the procession thing.

It was a nice day and a real pleasure to see the great students from this year's cohort again.

Tomorrow +Zoë Prytherch and I are heading for a week away camping and look forward to completely disconnecting. Please take care of the internet in my absence.___

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2015-07-13 09:33:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Nice of +Rob Shone​ to pass by before his graduation ceremony for a picture. It's a shame that he missed +Paul Harper​ who is in Glasgow for #euroconf2015.

Nice of +Rob Shone​ to pass by before his graduation ceremony for a picture. It's a shame that he missed +Paul Harper​ who is in Glasgow for #euroconf2015.___

2015-07-10 07:28:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today I'm mainly catching up with all the summer students I'm working with :)

Today I'm mainly catching up with all the summer students I'm working with :)___

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2015-07-09 19:51:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A nice 5 minute piece about our research and impact broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this evening. Starts around 23.30mins.

+Kevin Clift we finally made it!

A nice 5 minute piece about our research and impact broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this evening. Starts around 23.30mins.

+Kevin Clift we finally made it!___

2015-07-09 19:49:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Have thrown my slides from today's outreach event here: http://vknight.org/Talks/ (you can find them at the top of that list). I've also thrown the ipython notebook that I used to create some of the graphics and demo the code live here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Talks/blob/gh-pages/2015-07-09-Playing-games-with-game-theory/Playing-games-with-game-theory.ipynb

I didn't grab a good recording of this today (which is a shame as it was a really fun event) because I didn't check the microphone settings...

Have thrown my slides from today's outreach event here: http://vknight.org/Talks/ (you can find them at the top of that list). I've also thrown the ipython notebook that I used to create some of the graphics and demo the code live here: https://github.com/drvinceknight/Talks/blob/gh-pages/2015-07-09-Playing-games-with-game-theory/Playing-games-with-game-theory.ipynb

I didn't grab a good recording of this today (which is a shame as it was a really fun event) because I didn't check the microphone settings...___

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2015-07-09 11:07:13 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

At Pembrokeshire College where I'm about to give an outreach talk about #gametheory.

I'll be demoing the Djaxelrod Web app :) 

At Pembrokeshire College where I'm about to give an outreach talk about #gametheory.

I'll be demoing the Djaxelrod Web app :) ___

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2015-07-08 14:45:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Drew this in +Inkscape for my talk tomorrow. Wanted to show the arrow starting on the top and going under the disk. Getting better at inkscape is one of my goals... 

Drew this in +Inkscape for my talk tomorrow. Wanted to show the arrow starting on the top and going under the disk. Getting better at inkscape is one of my goals... ___

2015-07-07 19:38:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Delighted to have a talk at this year's #pyconuk2015 , entitled Tit for Tat, Evolution, Game Theory and the Python Axelrod Library. We're very  excited about this as it'll be great to show more of the python community the awesome axelrod library (https://github.com/Axelrod-Python) that has been built (mainly thanks to awesome people like +Owen Campbell, +Karol Langner, +Marc Harper and many others). As well as showing of the ridiculously cool webapp we'll also hopefully garner interest and get a few more strategies :)

You can find the abstract here: http://www.pyconuk.org/abstracts/#titfortat where you can also see a bunch of other awesome abstracts. +Sarah Mount and everyone on the organising committee are putting together what looks like will be a great conference.

Delighted to have a talk at this year's #pyconuk2015 , entitled Tit for Tat, Evolution, Game Theory and the Python Axelrod Library. We're very  excited about this as it'll be great to show more of the python community the awesome axelrod library (https://github.com/Axelrod-Python) that has been built (mainly thanks to awesome people like +Owen Campbell, +Karol Langner, +Marc Harper and many others). As well as showing of the ridiculously cool webapp we'll also hopefully garner interest and get a few more strategies :)

You can find the abstract here: http://www.pyconuk.org/abstracts/#titfortat where you can also see a bunch of other awesome abstracts. +Sarah Mount and everyone on the organising committee are putting together what looks like will be a great conference.___

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2015-07-07 19:34:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Very good day for media publicity of our research with several short articles in the press including on the BBC news and some of the team are on BBC Radio 4 PM show tonight (primetime at 5pm)! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qskw

Very good day for media publicity of our research with several short articles in the press including on the BBC news and some of the team are on BBC Radio 4 PM show tonight (primetime at 5pm)! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qskw___

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2015-07-07 07:48:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My outreach talk for Thursday is planned. I'll be discussing #gametheory  and using the Djaxelrod app (https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/djAxelrod) as a demo tool.

I'm going to give +IPython a go to make the slides...

My outreach talk for Thursday is planned. I'll be discussing #gametheory  and using the Djaxelrod app (https://github.com/Axelrod-Python/djAxelrod) as a demo tool.

I'm going to give +IPython a go to make the slides...___

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2015-07-05 21:10:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

As I am a part of this...:

As I am a part of this...:___

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2015-07-03 20:57:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Spent the day pair coding with Hannah. We spent most of today refactoring and trying to figure out the best way to convert the +Sage Mathematical Software System  Extensive Form Game class we've been working on with the gambit class. We also tested out the graphics that Hannah wrote with a large 3 player Rock Paper Scissors game (that's the plot - it's a big picture: zoom in!) :)

(Auraya kept us company and was relatively helpful.)

EDIT: Here is an updated version of that big plot (with colors for players and better line between information sets: https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/2131546/8505022/16b9dcf8-21d4-11e5-9ea6-85257af6d192.png).

Spent the day pair coding with Hannah. We spent most of today refactoring and trying to figure out the best way to convert the +Sage Mathematical Software System  Extensive Form Game class we've been working on with the gambit class. We also tested out the graphics that Hannah wrote with a large 3 player Rock Paper Scissors game (that's the plot - it's a big picture: zoom in!) :)

(Auraya kept us company and was relatively helpful.)

EDIT: Here is an updated version of that big plot (with colors for players and better line between information sets: https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/2131546/8505022/16b9dcf8-21d4-11e5-9ea6-85257af6d192.png).___

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