I was reading a blog post that mentioned that Julia has “[w]eak conventions about namespace pollution” and it got me thinking about how I manage namespace pollution in R and Chez Scheme.
I’ve been an enthusiastic Mac user for about 12 years, but hardware problems with a recent MacBook Pro and friction surrounding the Catalina upgrade pushed me to evaluate other Unix-like systems.
My little statistics library, chez-stats, is now available for installation through Raven, a package manager for Chez Scheme. Raven aims to provide an easy-to-use tool for local package management.
I have added functionality for reading and writing CVS files to my Chez Scheme library, chez-stats. In a previous post, I compared reading CSV files in R and Racket and made the following observation.
Recently, I switched from learning Racket to Chez Scheme. I wanted to try to repeat some of my previous Racket exercises in Chez Scheme, but quickly ran into a barrier when my first choice required drawing random variates from a normal distribution.
I recently decided to switch my attention from learning Racket to Chez Scheme. One of the reasons that I chose Racket was because of how easy it is to get up and running.