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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