Glossary of Book Acronyms Used on Hacker News

Online forum users like to use acronyms for lots of things, such as the common IMO (In My Opinion). Users on Hacker News also like to use abbreviations people (for example Richard Stallman is RMS), and books. I have queried my data on the book recommendations from hacker news for the acronyms used to refer to books. See the previous post for how I queried chatgpt to identify book titles. I did find that ChatGPT got a few wrong, for example at times it though CLR referred to the book by K&R, “The C Programming Language”, and half the time it thought that CTM referred to “Concrete Mathematics” by Graham, Knuth and Patashnik. [Read More]

The Hacker News Top 40 books of 2023

Hi, welcome to the brand new website, HN Reads. I enjoy reading Hacker News and I love buying books (and reading), and I also love data, so what better than doing some processing of data about books to find some interesting results?! It also gives me the opportunity to write about books that I find interesting. Here are the top 40 books recommended by HN readers in 2023. How I generated this list: [Read More]
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