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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Garden shed and woodpile

For the past couple of years this website has been pretty much all about software or the business of writing/selling software.  But as it turns out, that is not all a person should really do, so here is a totally unrelated post.  My house has a approximately 5 ft wide alleyway sort of thing around […]

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Category Encoders now on conda forge

My scikit-learn compatible library of categorical data encoders (category_encoders) is now published on conda forge!  Conda, if you didn’t know, is an open source package manager for python (and other things) developed primarily by continuum analytics.  Thanks to continuum developer https://github.com/bollwyvl for doing pretty much all of the work to get it working. Check out the […]

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Data Science Things Roundup #9

Things got a bit busy and I feel off the wagon posting, but here we are back for the ninth edition of the data science things roundup.  If you haven’t seen previous editions, it’s basically just 3 data science or python related articles or packages that I’ve stumbled across recently and thought were interesting.  This […]

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Projects Update: July 2016

About a quarter ago (April), I posted my first regular update on all of the various projects I’m working on.  As side projects tend to go, some fall into and out of favor, and occasionally new ones crop up.  As I develop on projects, I post regular updates, but it’s helpful to me (and hopefully […]

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