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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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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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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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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Data Science Specialization it is!

I just went through the experience of completing the Johns Hopkins University Data Science Specialization on Coursera. The last course of this specialization was the Capstone project, which consists basically in learning about a new subject, Natural Language Processing (or NLP in short) and producing a Shiny application hosted on Shinyapps.io that predicts the next word a …

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