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Good news everyone! A new version of graph-tool is just out! @graphtool@twitter.com

graph-tool.skewed.de

Single line installation:

anaconda ⤵️
conda create --name gt -c conda-forge graph-tool

homebrew ⤵️
brew install graph-tool

debian/ubuntu⤵️
apt-get install python3-graph-tool

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New blog post: "Descriptive vs. inferential community detection"

A mini-thread for those too lazy to click the link! 1/7

(Based on recent pre-print: arxiv.org/abs/2112.00183)

skewed.de/tiago/blog/descripti

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RT @tiagopeixoto@twitter.com

I'm happy to announce a new project, called Netzschleuder: networks.skewed.de

This is a network data catalogue and repository. It currently contains 257 datasets totaling 3,916 individual networks (94,956 if you include a big @openstreetmap@twitter.com trove).
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🐦🔗: twitter.com/tiagopeixoto/statu

RT @Vinncent@twitter.com

Not the first to say this today but - Brazil has a better electoral system than the United States. We will know the full results, and we will be able to trust them with a high degree of confidence, hours after voting ends

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Vinncent/status/15

RT @jeremycorbyn@twitter.com

Good luck to my friend and comrade @LulaOficial@twitter.com for tonight’s election in Brasil.

Your campaign breathes fresh hope into the global struggle for democracy, equality and humanity.

A victory for Lula will be a victory for us all. Viva Brasil! Viva Lula!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/statu

Soon from a twitter account near you: “open source is Russian propaganda!”

RT @mtaibbi@twitter.com

From @jack@twitter.com to @elonmusk@twitter.com, re Twitter: "I believe it must be an open source protocol... It should never have been a company." twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/157

I find it incredible how people do not immediately see how “do not cause harm” can be so easily coopted for all kinds of nefarious ideological and political purposes.

RT @WKCosmo@twitter.com

The only legitimate criterion for assessing a scientific claim is whether or not it is supported by data. As soon as you abandon that, you are no longer engaged in science at all.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WKCosmo/status/157

RT @captainkirk1041@twitter.com

Positions for a postdoc and PhD students are still open! I’m very happy to chat with anyone who wants to know more, just send me a DM. twitter.com/captainkirk1041/st

🐦🔗: twitter.com/captainkirk1041/st

The Motte-and-bailey fallacy is claimed to be a pervasive pattern in scientic discourse. But in fact, typical debate arguments are much more nuanced than that. A thread: 1/48 🧵

RT @duncanjwatts@twitter.com

This exchange reminds of the Motte and Bailey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motte-an, an argument in which one conflates an interesting but hard to defend claim (the Bailey) with a defensible but uninteresting one (the Motte). Here's how it works. twitter.com/DrTechlash/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/duncanjwatts/statu

RT @RealSpikeCohen@twitter.com

3 things to remember about @Snowden@twitter.com:

1. It's because of him that we know the NSA was illegally collecting all of our electronic communications.

2. He tried getting asylum from 27 other countries.

3. He gave all of his documents to American journalists before going to Russia.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RealSpikeCohen/sta

Had to click on the video to check that this was the actual quote. It was.

Beyond parody.

RT @ClintUnplugged@twitter.com

Late stage girl boss feminism

"I don't know much about her, but ... anytime a woman is elected head of state that is a step forward" Clinton on Meloni twitter.com/SkyTG24/status/156

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ClintUnplugged/sta

It was such a revealing moment in my undergrad stat mech course when we learned that to get the entropy of the ideal gas right, you need to introduce Planck's constant. Classical mechanics starts to break down even then!

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RT @johncarlosbaez@twitter.com

Pretend atoms are identical classical point particles. And pretend they don't interact at all.

Then you've got a 'monatomic classical ideal gas' - and in thermal equilibrium, its entropy is this!

Sackur and Tetrode figured out the mysterious constant S₀.

(1/n)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/johncarlosbaez/sta

Great thread by @fchollet@twitter.com that AI is fundamentally different from human cognition.

Nitpick: not only has no single human ever com close to seeing one million horses, but we learn that it has four legs after seeing just one (or even zero). We operate under “poverty of stimulus.”

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RT @fchollet@twitter.com

There is no human that could do what current image-generation AI does -- producing on-demand pictures of absolutely anything in absolutely any style, including photorealistic.

On the other hand, a human that has seen one million horses knows that horses have 4 legs.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/fchollet/status/15

This is fucking bonkers... And people were worried about Trump having the nuclear codes.

RT @aaronjmate@twitter.com

In this perilous moment, a reminder that Biden abandoned a pledge to use nuclear weapons only *to deter a nuclear attack* on US & allies. Biden's posture instead would "consider the use of nuclear weapons in extreme circumstances *to defend the vital interests*" of US & allies.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/

The figure above shows a fit of the ordered SBM to the whole US academia hiring network, where the clusters are ordered according to hierarchical rank.

For more, see dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.10.

Explainer thread: twitter.com/tiagopeixoto/statu

Code available here: graph-tool.skewed.de/static/do

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Do you want to study the rich US faculty hiring dataset just published with the paper below by @hneutr@twitter.com, @_szhang@twitter.com, @aaronclauset@twitter.com and @DanLarremore@twitter.com ?

It's now also on @netzschleuder@twitter.com on several formats, and can be easily loaded into @graphtool@twitter.com!

See: networks.skewed.de/net/faculty

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RT @hneutr@twitter.com

1/ New paper! nature.com/articles/s41586-022 with @_szhang@twitter.com @aaronclauset@twitter.com @DanLarremore@twitter.com.

🎓 We analyzed all 295K tenure-track faculty at US PhD-granting universities in 10,612 departments over 10 years to quantify hierarchy and dynamics in US faculty hiring and retention.

🦥 A summary:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hneutr/status/1572

RT @MaxBlumenthal@twitter.com

An important difference between the Biden and Trump administrations is Biden managed to find a Haitian who would say this.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/stat

RT @MalwareTechBlog@twitter.com

Ok guys you've convinced me TikTok is spyware. I'm uninstalling it now so China can't get my personal data which is is only accessible by a ride share company that was hacked by a child, and a cell provider that was hacked by a child, and Twitter which was hacked by a child

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MalwareTechBlog/st

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