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.