Friday, August 31, 2012


Stan is a new software package for Bayesian analysis. It also comes with an R interface. According to this benchmark, it may be a viable choice for real world data analysis. I took a similar approach as ADMB by first converting a syntax file into C++ source files and then generating native machine code.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chinese support for Kindle DX

This system works well. Now I can read Chinese texts on my Kindle DX.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Onyx, a free GUI for OpenMX with built-in LaTeX support, looks pretty cool. 

Monday, August 06, 2012

12 programming languages for the future

I have never heard some of them before.

Bayesian inference: Pros and Cons

Here is a succinct summary.

CDE becomes free software

According to this source, CDE (common desktop environment) is now free software. Not sure at this moment whether that will make any real difference to our daily computing though.