David Thompson submitted a patch that lets clnuplot handle X-axis labels. This turns this:
'((1 2 "a") (2 2.5 "b") (3 3.1 "c"))
:xlabel "Bin Number"
:ylabel "Dance Partners"
:title "Bin Number versus Dance Partners"
:ymin 0.0) :postscript)
(and thanks also to the word “this,” a tireless contributor to sentences everywhere.)
I hope that we manage to follow through:
climate change envoy vows ‘dramatic diplomacy’
“‘The time for denial, delay and dispute is over. The time for the United States to take up its rightful place at the negotiating table is here,’ Stern said.
‘We can only meet the climate challenge with a response that is genuinely global,’ he said. ‘We will need to engage in vigorous, dramatic diplomacy.'”
This makes me happy!
For your edification and enjoyment:
A very minor update to moptilities (to let it keep up with changes in sb-introspect).
BTW, I did this to handle the past, but I’d be happy to hear of a different way to avoid history’s nightmare:
(defun function-arglist (symbol)
(or (find-symbol (symbol-name '#:function-lambda-list) :sb-introspect)
(find-symbol (symbol-name '#:function-arglist) :sb-introspect))
An update to LIFT. The primary impetus was to avoid the brain-dead way SBCL’s version of ASDF-install loads every system definition it finds (rather than only the ones it needs (a behavior, by the by, that the portable version does not share)). It also includes several small additions and tweaks.
- catch ambiguous names in
- divide result by delay in
while-counting-events to give count per second,
- many other minor things…
Sad, funny, story about quality, quantity and the consumer society:
Interview: iPhone dev gets existential about “crap” apps
“What High said next, however, is perhaps a bit more telling: ‘I think Apple does a good job of featuring apps that are well designed and well though out. I just don’t know if well thought out, beautiful apps are what the majority of iPhone users want.'”
Someone exploited a hole on commonlisp.net to spam all of its mailing lists with e-mails purportedly from me. It’s not my fault but I’m still sorry.
I like FDR:
BBC NEWS | Americas | US inaugurations: History in quotes
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. “
Reminds me of this more recent quote
know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
Time Cook’s vision of Apple
“We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can really focus on the few that are truly important and meaningful to us. We believe in deep collaboration and cross pollenization of our groups, which allow us to innovate in a way that others cannot. And frankly. we don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every group in the company and we have the self honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change.”
Would this work in America? How about a tour…?
BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Teens flock to new maths show
“A new theatre show which explores the world of maths has become a hit with with teenage students. Sarah Campbell reports.”