The new Trends Of Code, and links to previous posts

by Arkanath Pathak

in Trends Of Code

February 25, 2015

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First, what is Trends Of Code?
Trends Of Code is one of the blogs by Arkanath Pathak, a computer science undergraduate student at the time of writing this post; that's me. I have a habit of making short notes of things I study so that I can quickly revisit those when I need something. Because of that, I have enough material to share with the world, related to what I study, which is, Computer Science. Uptil now, Trends Of Code was hosted as a blog on []. The site is still available for you guys to enjoy the previous posts. These are the links for the posts at wordpress: However, I was not very comfortable with the wordpress themes. I also thought of shifting to other platforms like Tumblr, Blogger or Medium. But ultimately I decided to go with my own custom design.

What's there in the new design?
The new design is highly inspired by the way literature is written in academics. The whole article will follow a horizontal scroll design to cover as much space as possible and without any distractions and cluttering of the text. If you have read some of the previous posts in Trends Of Code, you might be knowing that the posts are very concise. For the human brain to digest that amount of information in such few words, it's very important for the text to be neat, and the figures, code, and mathematical expressions to be big and clean. All the posts will be sharing a common style so that the style can be improved with time. I now describe to you the text styles for various sections, subsections in an article.
Sub Section
Sub Sub Section
Sub Sub Sub Section
And here follows the text for the paragraph.

Heavy usage of nested lits (lists within a list and so on...) would be made, since I find them very easy to understand something. Take the following example:

Bottleneck: Cosine computation for all documents
  • Can we avoid all this computation?
  • Yes, but it may not be exact!
    • Not such a bad thing since it is anyway a proxy
  • If we get a list of K docs “close” to the top K by cosine measure, should be ok
    • Generic approach:
      • Find top A with K < |A| << N
      • Like pruning bad ones
    • We now follow to give some with this approach
Also a clear distinction should be made between unordered lists and ordered lists. Ordered lists are much useful to provide steps for some goal. There is one disadvantage however, images with large height can get overflowed if it can not fit in one column. It get passed on to the next column, like below: :). But, for most of the times images are wide enough.
Article Structure
A usual article will follow an academic format, comprising of sections, sub sections, and so on. Usually there would be sections for Introduction, Prerequisites, and References too. In the beginning there is a comment and sharing section, as it is for this post.

For this post, you guys can comment the various issues you can see with this change and I can fix them.

See you in the next post.