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Next Meeting:  Dec. 18, 2014 @ LinkedIn, Mtn. View


Topic: Functional Standard Library


Speaker: Matthew Rocklin



Python functions like map, filter and reduce belong to a larger collection of functions from functional programming.  This larger collection includes other common operations like groupby, unique and memoize.

In this talk, Matthew will describe the functional standard library, existing Python implementations of it and how it can be useful in data analytics.  Matthew hopes to motivate rational discussion on the place of functional programming within the Python ecosystem.


Matthew Rocklin is a computer scientist at Continuum Analytics, a company active in the scientific Python ecosystem.  He is also the lead developer of PyToolz, a functional standard library for Python.

Meeting Schedule:

7:00pm Networking and Dinner (pasta, salad, bread and cookies, provided by LinkedIn)

7:30pm Presentation


LinkedIn Corporation

2025 Stierlin Ct (aka Bldg 3).

Mountain View, CA 94043

Meeting Room: Unite conference room (subject to change monthly)


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Special note to presenters using a Mac:

If you will be giving a presentation using a Mac, please bring your own Mac to VGA adapter. LinkedIn does not provide these and this is the one accessory which Mac users sometimes forget to bring.
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