Maximum Entropy

I am hosting here a small blog, updated once every blue moon. Most of my posts concern topics I found worthwile to explore into detail. Others are summaries of books I found particularly interesting, transcripts of presentiations I gave or snippets of code to explore.

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📚Thinking in Systems: A Primer

📚Modeling and Simulation in Python


📚Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

📚Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

📚How the World Really Works

Modelling cocktail shaking

Sum-product networks

📚Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

📚Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death

📚De wereld red je niet met minder (⚠ in dutch)

📚A Thousand Brains

📚The Little Book of Stoicism

Hyperdimensional computing

📚The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations

On betting optimally


📚The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy

Newton fractal

📚The Universal Rights of Plants



📚The Righteous Mind

No more objective functions?

Optimal transportation for species interaction networks

Softmax demystified


Julia for teaching optimization

📚How to take smart notes

Advice on being effective

Computational mixology


On wizardry and Prophecy

On the Apocalypse, programming languages and quantum suicide

Uncertainty propagation and high-dimensional indexing in Julia

On recovering matrices


The books of 2018

Climbing the ladder of causality

Lessons from convex optimization

The joy of sketchnoting

The books of 2017


Sorting socks and other practical uses of algorithms

Some thoughts on Homo Deus

Notes on Optimal Transport


Seven things I learned during the PhD Cup media school