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Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA) 2019

Last week we attended WEHIA 2019 at City, University of London. WEHIA is an annual conference bringing together researchers, mainly in academia, from a number of disciplines, including economics (e.g. econophysics; complexity economics; experimental economists; behavioural economics), finance, physics, computing - all interested in understanding the economy as a complex system made up of heterogeneous …
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Boxology: How we designed an ABM collaboratively with the Open Data Institute

In order to build an ABM you need to work from a design. At Sandtable, we have long separated the formal, mathematical design that is used as the basis for creating model code from a more informal, conceptual design that we work through with clients. We call this conceptual design a boxology, mainly because it …
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To visualise is to communicate

We do lots of data visualisations at Sandtable. Whether we are doing exploratory data analysis (EDA), cleaning up data or analysing simulation outputs against reference data, there is always a plot to be made. Personally, I try to visualise as much as I can. In this way I build up my intuition about time series evolution …
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Europandas summit 2019

Last weekend we attended the first Europandas summit in London hosted by Oakam.  The schedule included an evening of talks on pandas and related topics as well as two full hack days on Saturday and Sunday. So on Friday the pandas enthusiasts assembled. The event was kicked off by the event organiser Marc Garcia, one of the …
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A SlackLibrarian using Mendeley

  0 TL; DR Finding files and especially uploaded PDFs in Slack can be time consuming and lead to a lot of frustration. I build a small Slackbot that combines the Slack and Mendeley APIs to detect when a user has uploaded a PDF to Slack and prompt the user to tag and upload the PDF to …
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My summer internship at Sandtable

Over the course of this summer I spent 11 weeks as a Software Engineer intern at Sandtable. I had a wonderful time here and learned a lot from some very knowledgeable and friendly Engineers. We worked with Trello, which I am very fond of, to organize our tasks and had daily morning chats about what everyone …
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