Really cool, anyone else using it? Any chances to have a C9 video on the topic? Thanks
Well this is pretty brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
I had never come across this before, but it looks like I will be giving it a try. [Having a quick look at the book now.]
I'm really interested in this too. I'll have to spend some time checking it out. Thanks for the link.
@giovanni:thanks for sharing. I am Taking datamining and using R right now. But this thing should be a good alternative.
I've used it for years! Probably since it was something like 0.9 alpha. I'm glad to see it released to the public. It is very useful and I like the syntax better than R (which I've been avoiding). R has far more packages, but Sho is super easy to work with for random tasks and easily integrates with .NET.
I wanted something like Matlab that didn't cost a fortune and found that MSR had this as an incubation project which met my basic needs
So it's like SciPy?
Is it open source? And does it have those fit-distribution, all sorts of distribution functions, and so on. And if it is not inluded, how do I download and use community helpers? Like is there some kind of free official code-store where I can download those packages?
Just trying to see how is this compare to R? Like, what's good about it if I want to share this information to my professor aside from syntax? Because while the syntax is bad, my professor said so, but, people do researching using R due to its community supports.
What's potential community would be like? Mainly code/idea distribution that would attract people contributing to the community.
I wanted something like Matlab that didn't cost a fortune
Why didn't you try Octave? Octave is to Matlab what Mono is to .NET.
@CreamFilling512: I would guess because Python has been used in mathematics for years. I would like some of the graphing capabilities to be addes to F# though because I believe you still need to rely on external libraries at the moment.
@RoyalSchrubber: The last time I played around with Octave it was five or six years ago, but quite frankly it wasn't up to par with Matlab. IMO, for numerical calculations and larges matrices I believe Matlab is still the best software around.
I will be interviewing (conversing with) the lead scientist behind Sho next week for Channel 9... Stay tuned. Clearly, you have some questions C
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