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Creating an Interactive Visualization With Bokeh

Last post, I created a model that would predict what effect changing the taxes on cigarettes would have on health care expenditures. That model was fun to build, but it is difficult to get a feel for what is going […]

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Bayesian Panel Data Cigarette Tax Analysis

Cigarette Taxes TL;DR Raising the cigarette tax by one cent in every state will save us about $1 billion per year. In the grand scheme of health care costs, it isn’t that much money. So with this post, I wanted […]

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Christmas Give Away

Guess what? I’m giving away an hour of data science coaching and a $50 gift card for Christmas this year. That’s right, ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! On every page on the website you will see a nice little opt […]

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Why I am Offering Coaching Sessions

Why Coaching Usually I post a tutorial about a data science topic, sometimes I write a post about something a little bit more meta about data science like how to get started as a new comer, on occasion I’ll recommend […]

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Logistic Regression in R

Logistic regression was like magic the first time that I saw it. I grasped the utility almost immediately, but then I was shown how to hang economic theory on top of logistic regression and my face melted! Then I learned […]

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Bayesian Auto-Regressive Time Series Analysis in PYMC3

I have written a lot of blog posts on using PYMC3 to do bayesian analysis. And I have a few where I have even dealt with Time-Series datasets. To name a one, I have done one on time varying coefficients. […]

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3 Books that I Recommend to Learn Machine Learning

Today, I’m going to take a simple approach to the blog post. I’m working on some other things so, I need to scale this one back. So I’m going to give you 3 books that I recommend to learn general […]

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Bayesian Time Varying Coefficients in PYMC3

GDP Growth Rates

Okay so today I want to talk about something really cool that you can do with time-series / panel data. That is, you can allow the coefficients in the model change over time. It is a really neat idea, but […]

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Using LSTM networks in Keras to Predict Baby Name Popularity

Cute Kid

So its time for a fun little announcement, my wife and I are having a baby. And we’re so excited! Having a baby presents a novel problem for every parent every time. And that is: “We’re going to have a […]

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SKLearn in Production

Alright, I’m kind of in a time crunch this week because I took off for Labor Day weekend. As such I just want to write a quick little post so that you guys don’t think I’m slacking in my posting […]

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