I did a bit of spring cleaning and found some solutions to a course using exercises from the book The Elements of …

# Author: Martin

## How to print colored or bolded strings in Matlab

From not very in-depth research there seems to be no way to color strings being output to the terminal in Matlab when …

## C++ Pipeline for Learning Fisher Vectors Using VLFeat

I implemented a C++ pipeline for learning Fisher feature vectors using VLFeat since Matlab should be avoided whenever possible. Also I found …

## Benchmarking Python fancy indexing vs. taken

I recently discovered that fancy indexing is not that fast in Python. If you do a lot of it, it can eat …

## The Rayleigh Quotient and the Norm Constraint

This post will try to explain why in the optimization of the Rayleigh Quotient one constrains the norm of $$x$$ to be …

## Deliver first, fix later

Came across this interesting talk where Adriel Wallick talks about creating 52 games in a year. The main take away to me …

## BubbleSort: Computer Science Zines

Came across this on Kickstarter. Awesome.

## On the Trick for Computing the Squared Euclidean Distances Between Two Sets of Vectors

Many times one wants to compute the squared pairwise Euclidean distances between two sets of observations. As always it is enlightening to …

## Weird behaviour in Matlab parfor loops when using the random generator

It is always good to be careful when using random number generators. Things might not be as random as they seem. I …

## I bought the Day One app and it made me very happy

I have been experimenting with ways of keeping a journal for my research since I started my PhD. I have done everything …