Meaningful Map Visualizations

Geo-visualizations are a powerful tool to understand the world. Thanks to Michael Cooper I came across this article. The visualization had been created by  JimWillFixIt69, on a reddit.com forum and is very popular, mentioned and linked from many other sites. Here it is: It shows, for each European Country, which is the second biggest Nationality …

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A Great R Resource

Bookdown is a free and open-source R package built on top of R Markdown to make it really easy to write books and articles/reports. The website bookdown.org is a service to host books. It is free to publish the static output files of the books, and the author retains the copyright on the books. As …

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How to become a Data Scientist in 8 steps

Datacamp has published this beautiful infographics on how to become a Data Scientist and what are the skill that compose this mythical professional figure. It is clear that the professions that make up the field of Data Science are many and diverse, however fundamentally they have made a very good summary. It reminds me of …

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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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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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