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Posted: 29 Feb 2012   Updated: 20 Nov 2014   Views: 44,281   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.94
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
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Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Code Project MVP, “math professor, programmer, consultant, manager, and statistician” John D. Cook.
Operating Systems
Windows
Posted: 20 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 60,111   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.39
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 28   Downloaded: 960
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We describe a PowerShell script to extract source code from Team System version control and automate the build process
Programming Languages
C#
Posted: 9 Jun 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 64,522   Rating: 4.63/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.56
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 53   Downloaded: 0
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Some of the first things you need to know when writing numerical software in C#.
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 643,432   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.77
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 176   Downloaded: 17,255
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A simple random number generator in C#
Posted: 12 Aug 2008   Updated: 6 Nov 2014   Views: 172,078   Rating: 4.82/5    Votes: 79   Popularity: 9.09
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 0
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Some of the subtle problems that can arise when working with random number generators
Posted: 11 Sep 2008   Updated: 10 Dec 2015   Views: 75,098   Rating: 3.81/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 4.11
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 42   Downloaded: 0
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An introduction to interpolation and inverse interpolation
Posted: 24 Jun 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 42,122   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.12
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 23   Downloaded: 421
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This article describes RunAndWait, a program that provides monitoring and logging for scheduled tasks
C# 4.0
Posted: 6 May 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 80,534   Rating: 4.85/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.87
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 52   Downloaded: 3,048
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Three numerical algorithms for solving equations, each implemented in C#
Posted: 22 Feb 2012   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 61,696   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.36
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 50   Downloaded: 2,945
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How to implement and use Simpson's rule
C++
Posted: 16 Oct 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 57,883   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.72
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 519
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This article presents a method for optimizing a function of one variable without requiring a derivative function.
Posted: 24 Sep 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 294,096   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 118   Popularity: 9.98
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 147   Downloaded: 727
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This article covers five of the most important things someone needs to know when working with floating point numbers.
Posted: 6 Dec 2008   Updated: 28 Jun 2014   Views: 146,905   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 65   Popularity: 8.83
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 100   Downloaded: 2,601
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Numerical integration of smooth functions over a finite interval using an optimal algorithm.
Posted: 16 Apr 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2014   Views: 161,448   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 86   Popularity: 9.37
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 117   Downloaded: 775
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Describes why the most obvious way of evaluating functions may be bad and how to do better
Posted: 28 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 61,522   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.76
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 31   Downloaded: 657
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How to compute percentiles of a stream of data too large to fit into memory at once
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 88,862   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 5.95
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 38   Downloaded: 0
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This article answers some of the first questions that come up when using regular expressions in C++ TR1
IronPython
Posted: 10 Mar 2009   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 26,070   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 9   Downloaded: 0
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Code for computing normal probabilities and a discussion of what does and does work in IronPython
Python
Posted: 23 Jul 2009   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 74,131   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.81
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 0
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How to get started using the SciPy library for scientific computing in Python.
Posted: 3 Feb 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 64,138   Rating: 4.18/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.77
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 16   Downloaded: 603
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How to determine the parameters of a probability distribution given two percentile constraints
Web Development
ASP.NET
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 37,720   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.63
Licence: The BSD License      Bookmarked: 16   Downloaded: 257
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A script for extracting string literals from source code for review

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John D. Cook
President John D. Cook Consulting
United States United States
I work in the areas of applied mathematics, data analysis, and data privacy.

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