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Thanks to Tony McCabe, you can play Powersort for yourself.
I presented Powersort and its story at the largest Python community conference.
Quick instructions on building our instrumented CPython version to collect sorted lists.
For experimenting with novel CPython features, you can quickly set up an isolated environment. This post shows you how to do that.
Our sorting method Powersort is now used as default sorting algorithm in CPython, the reference implementation of the Python programming language.
A rigorous proof that a stack implemented with doubling arrays has constant amortized time operations; written up here since it does not seem to appear in any of the standard algorithms books.
Showing more than 15 recent folders in move-to and copy-to context menus is easy in Thunderbird 91.
I describe my solution for online lecturing amid the COVID-19 crisis using youtube livestreams and PINGO.
Because of unresolved dependencies, installing pdf2htmlEX became challenging in recent Ubuntu.
DOIs (digital object identifiers) are much more than a unique id for scientific papers.
My experiments with pdf2htmlEX for this site.
Creative mechanical devices can demonstrate abstract facts in a most memorable way.
Quick animations from slides for youtube.
A memorizable description of git commands.
There is a Jekyll plugin to typeset pseudocode.
I describe how I include MathJax using Euler fonts.
This document demonstrates Markdown features, and shows how they look using my Jekyll style.
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