Links for November 30

Stian Haklev on Starting data analysis/wrangling with R: Things I wish I’d been told.

Zulko on Things you can do with Python and POV-Ray (a raytracing engine).

Sanjoy Mahajan has a new book out, The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering” Mastering Complexity. This looks like it could be thought of a more science- or engineering-themed sequel to his Street-Fighting Mathematics.

Nigel Stanford’s Cymatics “is the science of visualizing audio frequencies.”

Does teaching gamblers about probability make them less likely to gamble? (Yes.)

FiveThirtyEight has a nerd holiday gift guide.

From Katie Steckles at the Aperiodical, Twitter’s favorite fictional mathematicians.

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