These were great articles written by Peteris Krumins. I would have never thought that sed would be a turning complete language but it kinda makes sense now. Also check out his post on the busy beaver problem. His scripts are pretty fun to run.
A proof that Unix utility “sed” is Turing complete
The Busy Beaver Problem
This is a quick overview on constructors. Constructors instantiate objects and are created in a similar fashion across different languages.
Here is a great tutorial series on socket programming within the C language. Later I’ll do a write up for a simply python socket program that will be a little bit easier to digest then this.
I spent a few minutes today playing with Rcpp again. I found this blog post by Tony Breyal on installing Rcpp on Windows. Also there will be a Rcpp talk in Boston on April 17.
R is a GNU alternative to Stephen Wolfram’s Mathematica.