Self-Organising Maps: In Depth

About David: David Asboth is a Data Scientist with a software development background. He’s had many different job titles over the years, with a common theme: he solves human problems with computers and data. This post originally appeared on his blog, davidasboth.com Introduction In Part 1, I introduced the concept of Self-Organising Maps (SOMs). Now […]

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A Simple Trending Products Recommendation Engine in Python

by Chris Clark | February 28, 2017 This blogpost originally appeared on Chris Clark’s blog. Chris is the cofounder of Grove Collaborative, a certified B-corp that delivers amazing, affordardable and effective natural products to your doorstep. We’re fans. Background Our product recommendations at Grove.co were boring. I knew that because our customers told us. When […]

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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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Applied Data Science

How can data science improve products? What are predictive models? How do you go from insight to prototype to production application? This is an excerpt from “Applied Data Science,” A Yhat whitepaper about data science teams and how companies apply their insights to the real world. You’ll learn how successful data science teams are composed […]

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NYC Subway Math

About Erik: Dad and CTO (Chief Troll Officer) at a fintech startup in NYC. Ex-Spotify, co-organizing NYC ML meetup, open source sometimes (Luigi, Annoy), blogs random stuff NYC Subway math Apparently MTA (the company running the NYC subway) has a real-time API. My fascination for the subway takes autistic proportions and so obviously I had […]

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