It Came From Github #1
Trying out a new series of blog posts where I talk about different things that I found on github that I think others might also find interesting/useful. This being the first post in the series. This may also be the last post in the series... who knows!
First up, ray-tracers built in a bunch of different languages - profiled and compared.
I found this one somewhat interesting cause it had language choices which I was not familiar with. Though it missed some other obvious (to me) language choices of course - like straight up C and/or C++. Note that I am in no way saying this guy who wrote this code does so in every language well for speed or clarity - so don't consider this an endorsement or anything ;). Perhaps not surprisingly, of the languages they chose to implement Rust came out on top. Rust being a systems language made for performance similar to C, this was kind of expected. Still, its interesting to check out Haskell and a few other uncommon language choices in there. I have a weird fondness for Ocaml, in that I like to look at it from afar, but have never actually used it in a real project yet (I doubt I will) and I thought it was an odd choice to put in this comparison - but maybe not! The implementation in Ocaml looks rather simple, but it usually kinda does which is why I like the language.
Second, there is a database here of Covid-19 chest xrays.
This could perhaps be used by some DNNs to train for detecting the disease - so perhaps useful for anybody who is interested in using machine learning to help with this disease.
Third, if you spend a lot of time in linux - this breakdown of the command line has some pretty neat things in here - some of which I knew and some of which I did not.
Fourth, a paper repository. If you are looking for something specific, or just want to learn something new, this might be a good place to start!
Fifth, power toys from Microsoft. In this repo is a bunch of handy utilities to make your development life just a little bit easier. From right-click image resizing, to batch renaming, to new file types supported in the explorer preview pane and more...
That's all for now! Stay safe and Enjoy!