Patches Welcome

For the last 18 months I have been a full-time Open Source Software maintainer. Since starting that role I have taken over the major maintenance work for upwards of 10 software projects, with a cumulative monthly download count somewhere near the millions. In calendar year 2016 I received 15,000 emails from GitHub, despite religiously unsubscribing […]

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Becoming a Data Scientist

This blogpost is an excerpt of Springboard’s free guide to data science jobs and originally appeared on the Springboard blog. Data Science Skills Most data scientists use a combination of skills every day, some of which they have taught themselves on the job or otherwise. They also come from various backgrounds. There isn’t any one […]

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Why use SVM?

Support Vector Machine has become an extremely popular algorithm. In this post I try to give a simple explanation for how it works and give a few examples using the the Python Scikits libraries. All code is available on Github. I’ll have another post on the details of using Scikits and Sklearn. What is SVM? […]

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