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Deep Learning Based Recommendation Engines using Keras

One thing that I have been thinking a lot about since I wrote my chapter on matrix factorization methods, and since I am currently writing a chapter on graph theory is on the idea of a recommendation engine. (If you […]

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Using Networkx in Python to Find the Best Team Via a Directed Graph

Yep, we’re going there. Which football team is the best? Well, ask any fan and they are going to tell you that it is their personal favorite. But we are data scientists. Surely, we can do better! And of course, […]

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Introduction to Principal Components Analysis

Principal components analysis is all about rotating data. That is all that it does. I know that sounds simple but the algorithm itself is designed to find the best rotation such that most of the variation lies along one axis […]

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Bayes’ Rule and Combining Data From Different Polls

In my last blog post, I asked the question, “Can Mia Love hold her congressional seat?” And based off of a single poll, the answer was grim for Mia Love, there is only a one in five shot that she’ll […]

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Can Mia Love Hold Her Seat?

So it is election time again, and by and large I ignore politics. I just try to stay out of it, not that I don’t care, but because I don’t want to be seen as being overtly campaigning for one […]

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How to Hire My First Data Scientist

Usually, I write a tutorial for other data scientists, or individuals that want to become data scientists. Today, I wanted to write a tutorial for managers that have never hired a data scientist before. Hopefully, my data scientist friends will […]

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Reverse Image Lookup Out Of The Box

What is a reverse image search? It is where you give me an image and I find a bunch of images that look like the one that you gave me. So, I thought that I would give that a quick […]

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Learning About Fashion With A Convolutional Neural Network

So for the past week or so I have been working on a model, a convolutional neural network to participate in a kaggle competition. I have been developing it on google’s colab project. See my last post to get an […]

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I Fell In Love With Google Colab

So forgive my kind of sporadic posting, I’ve been trying to keep to at least a biweekly schedule since I am living with a newborn. The whole new baby thing makes writing posts for this blog really tough. So since […]

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March Madness Predicted Upsets 2018

If you have read my blog since last year you know that back in August I put together my ideas for an algorithm which would predict the outcome of the March Madness tournament. Well, Selection Sunday came this week and […]

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