Introduction to Data Science using F# and Azure Notebooks

Guest post by Nathan Lucaussy, Microsoft Student Partner at Oxford University. Introduction to Data Science using F# and Azure Notebooks – Part 1: Functional Programming Basics via Plotting and Genetic Algorithms Hello! I hope you’ll enjoy the following blog post – it details the particular kind of algorithm that got me so excited about studying…


Coding for biology using Jupyter Notebooks

Guest post by Dr Benjamin Hall  University of Cambridge Part of the new world of biology is understanding how to best use computers to do research. Whilst the field of computational biology isn’t new, novel ideas constantly in computer science and mathematics opening up new ways of working and addressing problems. Adopting these techniques can…


There’s a Visual Studio package for that! Building for Data Science In Visual Studio

Python Tools for Visual Studio Visual Studio 2017 provides rich integration for Python, covering various scenarios from machine learning to desktop to IoT to the web. It supports most interpreters such as CPython (2.x, 3.x), IronPython, Jython, PyPy, … along with the Anaconda distro and access to thousands of packages on PyPI. For the list…


Hands-on Introduction for Getting Started with F# in the Browser using tryfsharp.org

Guest blog by Jin Yun Soo Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College About Me Hello, I am Jin. EnJineering is my tonic. I study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, and have been involved in tech education and outreach through teaching children and teens coding. I am also a student champion/volunteer at the…

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Moving workflows to Visual Studio Code

Since its inception two years ago Visual Studio Code has proven itself to be a remarkably versatile and adaptable editor. Its availability across Windows, Mac, and Linux also makes it appropriate for a number of different workflows that developers may have previously used terminals, editors, or IDEs for. This article explores a number of alternative…


A gentle introduction to functional programming for web programmers using F#

Guest post by Thomas Denny Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford About Me Hi I am currently studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford. I am the president (2017-18) and was the secretary (2016-17) of the Oxford University Computer Society, and a member of the Oxford University History and Cross Country societies….


Exploring data with F# type providers

Guest post by Thomas Denny Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford About Me Hi I am currently studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford. I am the president (2017-18) and was the secretary (2016-17) of the Oxford University Computer Society, and a member of the Oxford University History and Cross Country societies….


Guide to the Microsoft Azure Notebooks for Students

This is a guest post by Francine Tan, Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London Hi I’m Francine, a Penultimate year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student and Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London check out my linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/francine-tran-b4b532102/ Introduction Microsoft Azure Notebooks is a free service that provides Jupyter Notebooks along with…


Using F# to write serverless Azure functions

Guest post by Thomas Denney Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford. Over the last few years cloud providers have shifted from offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Platform-as-a-Service, helping to reduce the knowledge required to maintain web apps and increase abstraction over maintenance and scaling. Function-as-a-Service, also known as serverless, is the next stage of abstraction,…