Exploring Our Data with Chris Grainger
June 21st, 2022
48 mins 54 secs
About this Episode
Chris Grainger explains Explorer, Nx's recent addition. It's a “Data Frame” library which sounds far more nebulous than it is. It lets us explore and manipulate two-dimensional data like we already do with DB tables, spreadsheets, CSV files, etc. Only this works in memory, is faster, and has predefined functions that make it very powerful. Explorer fills an important slot in the overall pie for data science and ML in Elixir. However, Explorer is also one of the tools that “regular” Elixir devs can take advantage of today!
Show Notes online - http://podcast.thinkingelixir.com/104
Elixir Community News
- https://twitter.com/josevalim/status/1535008937640181760 – At ElixirConf EU, José Valim announced there is an ongoing PhD scholarship for researching and developing a type system for Elixir that is powered by set-theoretic types.
- https://www.irif.fr/~gc/ – Giuseppe Castagna's Home Page. Senior Research Scientist
- https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.03354 – Programming with union, intersection, and negation types
- https://podcast.thinkingelixir.com/72 – Typecheck interview
- https://github.com/ergo-services/ergo – We learned of a Golang library called “ergo” that is an “actor based Framework for creating microservices using technologies and design patterns of Erlang/OTP in Golang”
- https://twitter.com/erlangforums/status/1534822378722713601 – Patch Package OTP 25.0.1 Released
- https://erlangforums.com/t/patch-package-otp-25-0-1-released/1526 – Minor bug fixes. Zlib updated
- https://flowbite.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/ – More free alternative to TailwindUI
- https://github.com/tailwindlabs/tailwindcss/releases/tag/v3.1.2 – tailwindcss CLI v3.1.2 released which includes postcss-import into the CLI bundle
- https://twitter.com/adamwathan/status/1535989815778463746 – Adam Wathan, the Tailwind CSS guy, had a fun quote that we liked.
- “Open source is “right to repair” for software — nothing more, nothing less. Maintain that attitude and any frustration or entitlement you feel will be replaced with gratitude. Better for maintainers, and better for you.”
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- https://twitter.com/cigrainger/status/1518896955921154048 – Tweet about using Rustler and Rustler Precompiled
- https://hexdocs.pm/explorer/exploring_explorer.html – Includes a “Ten Minutes to Explorer” Livebook guide in the docs to walk you through setup to getting started with a good overview.
- https://www.amplified.ai/ – Chris' company
- https://github.com/tyrchen/ex_polars – Library that got him started with Rust, Rustler and working with polars
- https://twitter.com/cigrainger – on Twitter
- https://github.com/cigrainger/ – on Github
- https://cigrainger.com – Blog
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