Covid-19 Emergency

With a group of friends, we decided to replicate the http://ideasospesa.it experience here in Belgium, by founding Idées Suspendues. The idea is based on the Neapolitan tradition of paying an “extra” espresso coffee at the bar, and leaving it “suspended” or “sospeso” for those who cannot afford to buy one. Everyone can give their little …

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Misused statistical concepts

I have come across these basic truths of statistics several times in my learning experience. Nevertheless, I keep reading press articles and hearing news reports where they are ignored, to the purpose of telling stories that are all but true. The idea crossed my mind already several times, but today I was reading a post …

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New Learning Possibilities

What you learn during your lifetime will hopefully stay with you for the rest of your life. However, if you do not use the skills you have learned, they will get rusty, and if you do not sharpen them from time to time, you will find that they will be not any more readily usable …

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Factfulness

This book, based on the life experience of Hans Rosling,  is about learning to have a fact-based vision of the  world. It is an eye-opener, as all the work done by Hans, his son Ola Rosling and his daughter in law Anna Rosling Rönnlund. After Hans passed away in February 2017, Ola and Anna continue …

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Python Dash!

Let’s go to the point: Finally Python has what R used to have since a looong time ago with Shiny. This is nothing less than Python Dash, a Python framework for building  analytical applications (in the author’s own words). The library is based around Flask and Plotly, the installation is pretty easy and it is …

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Evolution…

I have found out a couple of days ago that the evolution of the libraries in the Python ecosystem is FAST. It is not only fast, it is exceptionally fast. In my opinion some of these libraries are evolving together with the market and mainly for market reasons (one of these libraries is Pandas, part …

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Invaluable resources…

It was a bit since last post. Recently I have been not following a very structured approach to courses or training materials, but I have rather attempted to consolidate what I have learned along these years. My daily job continues to be very far apart from Data Science and indeed it is going also far …

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Jupyter Notebook on Android tablet

All started with this article from Leonardo Uieda’s blog (thanks Leonardo). I had already tried to run Python on Android, using the Pyonic Python 3 interpreter.  Not bad, but… hey, it started to be hard to do anything else than the standard Python libraries. I needed something more. I needed all the standard libraries, numpy, …

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SQLite and Python

I have already written an article about using a SQLite database from R.  I was playing recently with some data, scraped from a web site to text files, that I wanted to transform into a SQLite database. I decided to do it in python, using the sqlite3 module. After a few experiments, I noticed that …

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