The ROC Curve

The ROC Curve is a commonly used method for and evaluating the performance of classification models. ROC curves use a combination the false positive rate (i.e. occurrences that were predicted positive, but actually negative) and true positive rate (i.e. occurrences that were correctly predicted) to build up a summary picture of the classification performance. ROC… Read More »

Python – Unpacking Iterables

Python iterables are lists, tuples, dictionaries and other similar objects – in other words things that can be iterated over. Python provides a way to ‘unpack’ these iterables which can be a useful shortcut in some situations. This post looks at unpacking iterables, and how it can also be used to make functions functions take… Read More »

Virtual Micromagnetics – Micromagnetism With Virtual Machines

Installing micromagnetic software can be a challenge. There are can be complex dependencies and it’s not always clear how to get a working system. I recently stumbled across the virtual micromagnetics project which provides an entry point for researchers wanting to exploit virtual machines for micromagnetics. I was intrigued by this idea – virtualisation plays… Read More »