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# Articles by John D. Cook (Articles: 19)

#### Average article rating: 4.71

##### C#
Beginners
Posted: 9 Jun 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 50,880   Rating: 4.63/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.45
Some of the first things you need to know when writing numerical software in C#.
##### Libraries
General
Posted: 23 Jul 2009   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 56,960   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.77
How to get started using the SciPy library for scientific computing in Python.
##### Algorithms & Recipes
General
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 429,050   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 103   Popularity: 9.85
A simple random number generator in C#
Math
Posted: 16 Oct 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 42,480   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.70
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: 217,280   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 114   Popularity: 10.09
This article covers five of the most important things someone needs to know when working with floating point numbers.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 19,350   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Code for computing normal probabilities and a discussion of what does and does work in IronPython
Posted: 6 May 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 55,530   Rating: 4.84/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.36
Three numerical algorithms for solving equations, each implemented in C#
Posted: 3 Feb 2010   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 42,370   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.11
How to determine the parameters of a probability distribution given two percentile constraints
Posted: 22 Feb 2012   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 44,270   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 6.24
How to implement and use Simpson's rule
Posted: 6 Dec 2008   Updated: 28 Jun 2014   Views: 110,960   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 63   Popularity: 8.79
Numerical integration of smooth functions over a finite interval using an optimal algorithm.
Posted: 12 Aug 2008   Updated: 6 Nov 2014   Views: 135,200   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 77   Popularity: 9.06
Some of the subtle problems that can arise when working with random number generators
Posted: 16 Apr 2008   Updated: 17 Dec 2014   Views: 123,080   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 85   Popularity: 9.41
Describes why the most obvious way of evaluating functions may be bad and how to do better
Posted: 11 Sep 2008   Updated: 10 Dec 2015   Views: 58,600   Rating: 3.81/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 4.66
An introduction to interpolation and inverse interpolation
Sorting
Posted: 28 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 44,450   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.66
How to compute percentiles of a stream of data too large to fit into memory at once
##### String handling
General
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 28,160   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.59
A script for extracting string literals from source code for review
Regular Expressions
Posted: 22 May 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 71,260   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 24   Popularity: 6.09
This article answers some of the first questions that come up when using regular expressions in C++ TR1
##### Installation
General
Posted: 20 Apr 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 45,390   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.36
We describe a PowerShell script to extract source code from Team System version control and automate the build process
Posted: 24 Jun 2008   Updated: 26 Jun 2014   Views: 31,600   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.99
##### Interviews
General
Posted: 29 Feb 2012   Updated: 20 Nov 2014   Views: 35,540   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.94
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.
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