[python-uk] Sudoku links & dojo ideas

Jonathan Hartley tartley at tartley.com
Fri Dec 11 11:43:12 CET 2009

Is anyone interested in going through those Strang's lectures with me? 
Like a book club. We could watch one lecture a week at our own 
convenience, and then use a google group or somesuch to discuss our 
answers to the exercises.

A few of us are currently doing the same with SICP, and although our 
progress is not terrifically speedy, it seems to be working out.


On 11/12/2009 10:20, Ben Moran wrote:
> If anyone is interested in the Sudoku solver from last night's dojo, 
> the code & links to the original paper can be found at 
> http://transfinite.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/solving-sudoku-with-l1-norm-minimization/ 
> .  The slides are at 
> http://www.slideshare.net/bnmoran/l1-sudoku-2657614 .
> (If you have been inspired to brush up your linear algebra, a good 
> place is Gilbert Strang's MIT course,  
> http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-06Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm 
> )
> Thinking about ideas for future events, I think it could be fun to do 
> some more hands-on coding in small groups.  How about:
> - Something like Robocode (maybe using Jython? 
> http://www.mail-archive.com/edu-sig@python.org/msg05371.html)
> - Playing with the IPython parallel features - 
> http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/rel-0.9.1/html/parallel/index.html
> - Something with Twisted- I'm really keen to learn this. Perhaps we 
> could set up a chat server using the demo projects, find some Eliza 
> chatbot code & wire it in and stage a networked Turing test...
> Cheers
> Ben
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