Computational Neuroscience with Jeremy Freeman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Neuroscience_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “You want to take a scientist who knows a little bit of matlab programming and try to teach them mapreduce, and write a mapreduce program in java to do image processing? It’s a disaster!” Apache Spark is replacing MATLAB in the domain of computational neuroscience. The constraints of running MATLAB on a single machine can’t support the demands of neuroscience, which has huge

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Python Scientific Libraries vs. MATLAB

From Chris Riederer’s answer via Quora: I first learned to program using MATLAB. Now, as a computer science Ph.D. student, I try to use Python for everything. (For the rest of this post, I’m going to say “SciPy” to collectively refer to NumPy, Matplotlib, and SciPy.) MATLAB and SciPy both seem to be particularly good at: Rapid prototyping Research code Large numerical or matrix computations Data analysis The main differentiators are: Use

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Matplotlib with Ben Root

“My eyes just roll whenever I see a table just full of numbers – they don’t mean anything to me, I don’t immediately grok it. But if I see a line plot, I get it, right away.”

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