I’m not a big fan of the months when the post right before the month’s Recently is the previous month’s Recently.
I released simplestatistics 0.2.0 with added functions for:
linear_regression_line()returns a function that, provided with a (m, b) tuple, where m is the slope and b is the y intercept, calculates y values based on given x values.
sum_nth_power_deviations()to calculate sum of the deviations raised to Nth power.
I think I’m on track to release version 1.0 in a month.
My Goodreads review:
This is a well-written book on the historical context around the rise of Saddam Hussein and the progression of his rule.
As I do with any book about the Middle East, I take what’s written in it with a grain of salt (and especially the last 10%). But it gave me quite a bit to think about, and the author, Saïd Aburish, is sufficiently persuasive about his criticism of Western actions not being criticism of Liberal values or morals, or coming from a place of anti-Western ideology, or the beliefs in Western conspiracies that fill Arab minds.
I knew little about Saddam before reading this book, and I can recommend it as a good place to start