October 11, 2013

Abstraction and Refactoring (Introduction to Statistical Computing)

Lecture 11: Abstraction as a way to make programming more friendly to human beings. Refactoring as a form of abstraction. The rectification of names. Consolidation of related values into objects. Extracting common operations. Defining general operations. Extended example with the jackknife.

Reading: sections 14.1--14.3 in Matloff.

Introduction to Statistical Computing

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