About The Clever Machine

This blog is essentially an attempt to distill some of the knowledge I’ve gained through my graduate studies in computational neuroscience. The content of the blog will be posts about analysis techniques, algorithms, theory, or things I think are cool,  exciting, or helpful. I plan for most posts to be based around a source code implementation** of whatever I’m trying to explain (which can potentially be somewhat formal).  I have found that making direct connections between theory and implementation is incredibly useful for gaining incite into technical concepts. I hope that you find the blog useful, and any comments, suggestions, or suggested topics are welcome and greatly appreciated.

**Implementations are usually in MATLAB, because of it’s straight-forward syntax and direct translation from linear algebra and mathematical notation to code. However, I’m seriously thinking of shifting to Julia, which has very similar syntax to MATLAB, but is open source and is a far more general (and powerful) programming language.




  1. Doug Caldwell

    Thank you for the very clear explanation of MCMC and associated sampling methods. You description and code examples were a great complement to the more theoretical treatments I’ve been reading.

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