Leaving HPE

For the past two years I have been employed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to work on the various tools, libraries, and frameworks that make up the open-source Python HTTP ecosystem. This enormous investment by HPE into the OSS Python ecosystem has enabled a number of really important pieces of work, including the creation of a […]

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Category Encoders v1.2.4 Release

I’ve just cut a fresh release of the scikit-learn-contrib library, category_encoders.  This one included a lot of great contributions from the broader community, which has been really great. A few selected features now available: Leave-one-out encoding: a new encoder, based on a popular Kaggle post by Owen Zhang, detailed here and here. (proposal) Maintenance fixes […]

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Unix locales vs Unicode (‘ascii’ codec can’t encode character…)

You might get unusual errors about Unicode and inability to convert to ASCII. Programs might just crash at random. Those are often simple to fix — all you need is correct locale configuration. Has this ever happened to you? Traceback (most recent call last): File “aogonek.py”, line 1, in <module> print(u’u0105′) UnicodeEncodeError: ‘ascii’ codec can’t […]

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