C Moving Average

Date Tags c

Moving averages are useful since they do not require a buffer of samples to be maintained. Here is a simple implementation in C:

#include <stdio.h>

float ave(float num)
    static float fAve = 0.0f;
    static unsigned int fSmp = 0;
    float weight = 0.0f;

    weight = 1.0f / fSmp;
    fAve = (weight * num) + ((1 - weight) * fAve);


int main(int argc, const char *argv[])
    char str[100] = {0};
    float num = 0;

    /* Run until user enters …
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Python Geometric Mean

Date Tags python

Need to calculate a geometric mean in Python? You could use Numpy or this one-liner:

# NOTE: This import is only needed for Python3.
from functools import reduce

# Geometric mean of list `n`:
geomean = lambda n: reduce(lambda x,y: x*y, n) ** (1.0 / len(n))

# Result: 2.2133638394
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Python String Index Replace

Date Tags python

Python does not allow string to be modified via indexed assignment. For example, a = "hello"; a[1] = "x" will produce a TypeError: 'str' object does not support item assignment error. Grr!

The following one-liner stridxrep() can be used if the need ever arises:

a = "hello"

# Python doesn't allow the following:
# a[1] = "x"

# A 'string index replace' function.
stridxrep = lambda s, i, r: "".join([(s[x] if x != i else r) for x in …
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Four Technologies for 2014

Date Tags software

Technology moves fast. Really fast. The following are some software technologies that I will be keeping an eye on in 2014:

  1. Docker - Brilliant container manager.
  2. Rust - Promising systems language.
  3. Emscripten - Mind-bending JavaScript compiler.
  4. D3.js - Beautiful data visualization.

While these technologies are not necessarily new, my prior experience with them is limited.

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Task Lists In AsciiDoc

NOTE: An update to this post is available here.

Task lists are great! Need to do something eventually but don't have the time or motivation to do it now? Add it to a task list (think of it as procrastination management)!

When managing task lists on a computer, I prefer a file-based plain-text approach. As a software developer and avid Vim user, I have found this method to be the most flexible, reliable, and easy …

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Introducing CsvPal

Date Tags python

When picking a simple but useful data format, CSV is tough to beat. However, looking through large files can be cumbersome. For this reason, I threw together CsvPal, a simple command-line utility for filtering out columns of interest. Check it out if you frequently work with large CSV files.

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My Blogging Workflow


I recently switched from Blogger to this new blog (JeffComputes). Blogger is competent and feature-rich however I wanted a bit more control over my blogging platform. The blog is now powered by Pelican, a great static website generator written in Python. The theme is a customized version of fresh by Jui-Shan Liang. The hosting is provided by RamNode and their great VPS lineup. The workflow for writing a post looks like this:

  1. All of the …
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.