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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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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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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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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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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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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