Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” Lab Refresh

We are announcing a refresh of the Microsoft Codename "Cloud Numerics" Lab. We want to thank everyone who participated in the initial lab, we amassed and used your feedback to make improvements and add exciting features. Your participation is what makes this lab a success. Thank you. Here’s what is new in the refresh: Improved…


“Cloud Numerics” F# Extensions

In this blog post we’ll introduce Cloud Numerics F# Extensions, a companion post to Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” Lab refresh. Its purpose is to make it easier for you as an F# user to write “Cloud Numerics” applications, and it does so by wrapping “Cloud Numerics” .NET APIs to provide an F# idiomatic user experience…


Cloud Numerics and Latent Semantic Indexing, Now with Distributed Sparse Data

  You may recall our earlier blog post about Latent Semantic Indexing and Analysis, where we analyzed a few hundred documents. With new features of “Cloud Numerics” Wave 2 we can repeat the analysis: not just for few hundred but for many thousands of documents. The key new features we will use are distributed sparse…


Cloud Numerics at Progressive F# Tutorial in NYC on June 6th

We are giving a presentation about Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” for F# users at Skills Matter Progressive F# Tutorial that takes place in NYC on June 5th and 6th. The tutorial covers many exciting F# topics; our presentation is on Wednesday 6th at 9:30am ET. You may recall we posted about using Cloud Numerics and…


Tour of “Cloud Numerics” Linear Algebra Library

Introduction The LinearAlgebra namespace in “Cloud Numerics” is divided into 3 main classes: Microsoft.Numerics.LinearAlgebra.Decompositions Microsoft.Numerics.LinearAlgebra.LinearSolvers Microsoft.Numerics.LinearAlgebra.Operations In this post we’ll look at examples from each of the classes, and how they can be combined to implement interesting algorithms on matrices. Operations Let’s kick off the tour with an example using methods from the Operations class….


“Data Transfer” and “Cloud Numerics” better together

Check out a blog post from our fellow SQL Azure Lab Microsoft Codename “Data Transfer”! You can now upload data through the Data Transfer service from on premises to Azure and use that data directly from a “Cloud Numerics” application: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/data_transfer/archive/2012/03/12/support-added-for-cloud-numerics-format.aspx: “Microsoft Codename "Cloud Numerics" is a SQL Azure Lab that lets you model and…


“Cloud Numerics” Example: Analyzing Air Traffic “On-Time” Data

  You sit at the airport only to witness your departure time get delayed. You wait. Your flight gets delayed again, and you wonder “what’s happening?” Can you predict how long it will take to arrive at your destination? Are there many short delays in front of you or just a few long delays? This…


“Cloud Numerics” Example: Analyzing Demographics Data from Windows Azure Marketplace

Imagine your sales business is ‘booming’ in cities X, Y, and Z, and you are looking to expand. Given that demographics provide regional indicators of sales potential, how do you find other cities with similar demographics? How do you sift though large sets of data to identify new cities and new expansion opportunities? In this…


FAQs, Best Practices, Issues and Workarounds

  Frequently Asked Questions Can I Use “Cloud Numerics” with F#? Can Multiple Cloud Numerics Applications Use the Same Azure Storage Account? Can I Share an Existing “Cloud Numerics” Solution with Another User? Best Practices Memory Usage and Matrix Size Guidelines Partition the Use of Memory Resources in Your Program with using{} Known Issues Transport-Level…

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“Cloud Numerics” Example: Statistics Operations to Azure Data

This post demonstrates how to use Microsoft.Numerics C# API to perform statistical operations on data in Windows Azure blob storage. We go through the steps of loading data using IParallelReader interface, performing distributed statistics operations, and saving results to blob storage. As we sequence through the steps, we highlight the code samples from the application….