Algorithms in the courtroom

IMPARTIAL JUDGE?
Algorithms Were Supposed to Make Virginia Judges Fairer. What Happened Was Far More Complicated.
“[A] formula designed to reduce prison populations in Virginia led some judges to impose harsher sentences for young or black defendants, and more lenient ones for rapists.” - The Washington Post

QUICK REFERENCE
How to Read and Write Data Files in Python
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Machine Learning Engineering
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REFRESH
A New palette() for R
R got a glow up! Here’s how to take the new color palette for a spin. - R Developer Blog

FULL BLOOM
Film Flowers
This one’s just plain fun to look at. Top summer blockbusters are reimagined visually as flowers, using data about the movie (like genre and rating) to inform the shape, color, and petal type. - Shirley Wu


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