Monday, 11th December 2017
VICE News Police Shootings in Datasette (via) VICE News collected data on both fatal and nonfatal police shootings from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States. They released the data under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license so I’ve converted it to SQLite and loaded it into Datasette. # 10:47 pm
Indexes are models: a B-Tree-Index can be seen as a model to map a key to the position of a record within a sorted array [...] Our initial results show, that by using neural nets we are able to outperform cache-optimized B-Trees by up to 70% in speed while saving an order-of-magnitude in memory over several real-world data sets.