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What does ε-differential privacy mean?

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Differential privacy (Dwork et al. 2006) is an emerging standard for database privacy. As such, differential privacy is concerned with databases describing ...

Folding trees and efficient color coding

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Folds are convenient and efficient abstractions of recursive patterns for processing data structures. In 1984 John Hughes wrote “Why functional programming ...

R and closures: a potential problem

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R is an environment for exploratory data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular. It is also used for analysis of data in high-impact scientific publ...