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I am a senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student at Rutgers University.

My advice for R programmers: look under the hood. Most of the R interpreter source makes a lot of sense and you can learn a lot about how the language works.

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Feb
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comment What is meant by “steep learning curve”?
Those definitions are not opposite. Learning quickly does not mean that the end goal is easy, just like learning slowly does not mean that the end goal is hard (my learning curve for playing trombone is very shallow indeed, but that's because I've never touched the instrument). How fast you acquire knowledge is unrelated to how much knowledge is required to achieve your end goal.
Feb
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accepted How did “s***” and “the s***” come to mean opposite things?
Feb
25
comment How did “s***” and “the s***” come to mean opposite things?
So, if you use "shit" to mean drugs, then "the shit" would be good drugs in the same way that "the life" is a good life. So what you really want to say is "your idea is the", but you can't say "the" without a noun so you say "your idea is the shit".
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked How did “s***” and “the s***” come to mean opposite things?
Jan
18
comment Was “ugly” ever a word meaning a group of walruses?
Thank you for this explanation, and the philosophical musings along with it. Also after reading the definition of term of venery it is a bit clearer. If I read you right, according to my criterion for 'real', the answer would be "It is unlikely we will ever find a primary source where someone used the word 'ugly' as the least surprising way to refer to a group of walruses, but more than that we cannot say".
Jan
17
comment Was “ugly” ever a word meaning a group of walruses?
@EdwinAshworth What I'm really wondering is whether any walruses farmer said to another walrus farmer something like, "I think the big one over there would be a good fit to my ugly." There's a big difference between someone saying "Did you know a group of walruses is called an ugly?" and someone using the word to facilitate their daily life.
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asked Was “ugly” ever a word meaning a group of walruses?
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Feb
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revised Where should adverbs be placed to be most easily parsed by non-native English speakers?
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asked Where should adverbs be placed to be most easily parsed by non-native English speakers?
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accepted “Printfing” or “printingf”?
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comment “Printfing” or “printingf”?
That's true to an extent. I'm thinking of a microcontroller situation where the reentrancy/size/efficiency of printf as opposed to puts might be relevant.