Ahead of referencing it at my PHP Tek 11 talk, I finally got round to pushing the LibSVM extension I knocked up (with the help of Mikko) into PECL. You'll need libsvm out of package management (e.g. apt-get install libsvm-dev or yum install libsvm-devel), and the pecl package to try it: Read More »
For my own benefit, if nothing else, since I keep seeming to need this snippet of code, I thought I'd encapsulate a Xapian More Like This/Find Similar example in a very brief blog post. Read More »
Benfords Law is not an exciting new John Nettles based detective show, but an interesting observation about the distribution of the first digit in sets of numbers originating from various processes. It says, roughly, that in a big collection of data you should expect to see a number starting with 1 about 30% of the time, but starting with 9 only about 5% of the time. Precisely, the proportion for a given digit can be worked out as: Read More »
Once again, a complete lack of new content on this blog is marginally explained by conference activity. I recently spoke about different deployment options at the ThinkVitamin Code Management & Deployment online conference, if you're interested check the Deployment Tactics slides on slideshare. Read More »
Apologies for the lack of updates recently, but it has been a busy summer! October is looking interesting though, with a few conferences coming. Read More »
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