Category: racket

racket-quandl: Racket for fun and profit

Published on Monday, February 29th, 2016 in programming, racket, Quandl, finance

Today I was extracting some commodity spot prices from Quandl with both python and Matlab. I knew it couldn’t be hard to obtain the same data via racket so I threw together a very small library called racket-quandl to do just that.
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Enjoy the Racket

Published on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in racket, programming

Schemes are often regarded as not being practical languages due to their minimal implementations and perceived use purely for teaching. I’m guilty of buying into that perception too. Or I was when I first looked at Racket.
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Update: pollen-count

Published on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 in pollen, racket, programming

Matthew gave me some good feedback on the initial commit. He suggested that the use of a macro could simplify things by doing the counting and label gathering together before even hitting root. Macros are one of the coolest and most powerful features of lisps. There’s a bit more to Racket macros than the Common Lisp equivalent with which I’m familiar; this change has allowed me to investigate Racket macros a bit more but I’ll admit I’m not grokking them fully yet1.
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Published on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 in pollen, racket, programming

pollen-count is a Racket library for use with Pollen. It allows for numbering of sections, figures, tables, etc. and cross references to these numbers. The source code is available on Github.
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