Strategy

You have an idea that you need to be in the data game. But you don’t have any clue on where to start. What should I collect? What is important? How can I even use data to impact the bottom […]

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Training

So you want to become a data scientist? Okay, but you have much to learn padowan.  Barnes Analytics offers courses on everything that you need from basic computer programming skills, to advanced numerical optimization. Learn everything everything, become a master, […]

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Applications

Insights are great. But what you really want is action. Once you have a data science model created, you want to see it out in the wild. Then deploy your model with us. When you choose to deploy your model […]

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Latest Blog

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?

Congress Woman Mia Love, I grabbed this image from wikipedia, not sure where they got it from. So it is election time again, and by and large I ignore politics. I just try to stay out of it, not that […]

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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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Fourier Transforms, Fraud, and Fun

I recently backwards engineered the algorithm that some unsavory characters were using to brute force find real credit card numbers and fraudulently charge them. The backbone to reverse engineering their algorithm was the Fourier Transform. I think that this is […]

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Box-Cox Transforms and Other Nonparametric Normalization Methods

So that is a bit of a snarky title. Today, I want to talk about techniques that you can use to transform non-normal data into a distribution that makes way more sense. This can be useful for all kinds of […]

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Publishing a Bokeh App to Heroku

This is the last of three posts. In the first post we did some really fun Bayesian modeling. Specifically, we built a longitudinal or panel data model using a Bayesian model with fixed effects for states and time. And what […]

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