I don't really like to say things about myself. So I won't.
I do like to talk about the random projects I start, though. You can
check them out on GitHub or read about them here:
A site where my sister and I post short stories
updated every Sunday. It was made with Quaint and Earl Grey
Also available in French
Earl Grey is a new programming language.
pattern matching and macros. Earl Grey is my language of choice
for all my new programming projects, so even if nobody else uses
it, well, I do.
Quaint is a new markup language.
It is simple and looks a bit like Markdown, but it is more regular
and very easy to extend. It is possible to write macros in Quaint
to simplify repetitive operations. Quaint is written in Earl
. This blog is written in Quaint.
Terminus is an HTML terminal.
It works just like a normal VT100 terminal, the escape codes work,
you can run emacs or vi inside it if you want. Terminus's
distinguishing feature, though, is that you can embed HTML inside
your workflow. So you can print actual tables, plots, and so on,
Theano is an arithmetic expression compiler.
It is a Python package which can do symbolic differentiation and
analysis of arithmetic expressions, and then compile them to
efficient specialized code to run on CPU or GPU. It is mainly used
in research on deep neural networks. I am one of the founding
developers and have worked on it from 2008 to 2010 at the LISA lab
at University of Montreal. I have since stopped working on it
personally, but it is still actively maintained.
Selected publications (or maybe that's all of them, who knows):
O. Breuleux, Y. Bengio and P. Vincent
“Quickly Generating Representative Samples from an RBM-Derived Process”.
Neural Computation, August 2011, Vol. 23, No. 8, Pages 2058-2073
J. Bergstra, O. Breuleux, F. Bastien, P. Lamblin, R. Pascanu,
G. Desjardins, J. Turian, D. Warde-Farley and Y. Bengio.
“Theano: A CPU and GPU Math Expression Compiler”.
Proceedings of the Python for Scientific Computing Conference
(SciPy) 2010. June 30 - July 3, Austin, TX
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and maybe I'll even read it!