An unusual distraction…

Now something different! Well, besides trying to learn as much as possible about Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data etc, a few weeks ago I was brutally deviated to other subjects, by being asked the following question by my fourteen years old son: “Dad, can you teach me some programming”? At that point a number …

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Statistical Learning

This resource is totally free, and consists in a course based on a book which is itself totally free and available. I got to know it while browsing  the  forums discussions on Coursera Data Science Discussions. Somebody in a discussion compared this course to the Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng, and added that this …

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Machine Learning – Andrew Ng

I have mentioned this MOOC, from Stanford University’ professor Andrew Ng, available on Coursera in a couple of articles already. I have read about it in several forums and until now, I only took a quick look. A couple of months ago I finally decided to dive in, because I was really curious, the comments …

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Forecasting using R

Rob J. Hyndman is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He, together with George Athanasopoulos, has published the freely available book “Forecasting: Principles and Practice”, that can be found here or bought in its paper version at Amazon (amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, amazon.fr) or in its electronic version at …

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Build a Data Science skillset

I was invited to join the Coursera Data Science community a few weeks ago. I did, and this is a very interesting meeting point where people with any degrees of Data Science experience and skills meet and discuss several related topic. As I feel I am still not mature as a Data Scientist, I followed …

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Machine Learning? Deep Learning? Mhhhh…

Well well. These days the terms “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning” seem really to be all over the places. But what is all this hype. about 25 years ago, for my university thesis at Pisa University, I and my team mate have implemented a Functional programming language based on structures called “Hypergraphs” that specialized in …

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Introduction to Data Science in Python

This is the first course of a series of five offered on Coursera by the University of Michigan. The specialization is called “Applied Data Science with Python”. It was the first course I took after I have completed the Data Science Specialization from the Johns Hopkins University on the same platform. The second was completely …

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Tribute to Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is one of the reasons why this blog exists. He defined himself as a “edutainer” and his way of explaining statistics to the public was simply mind blowing. I have been directed to the web site of his foundation, gapminder.org, by one of the courses I was following, I think it was “Analytic …

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