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Pandas-monium: Analyzing Data with the Python Pandas Package (Part 1 of 2)

Tired of your fellow humans being probed by aliens? It’s time to probe back! Well, at least, probe the data on UFO sightings. To do this, we’ll show-case one of the most popular open source tools for analyzing data: the …


How big is the ‘Big’ in Big Data?

When teaching our data science course, we are frequently asked: ‘what is Big Data?’ There is a lot of interest — and hyperbole — surrounding the topic. For better or worse, we live in a world of ever-increasing data collection. …


Fraud Detection using Python

An important issue confronting retailers and other businesses today is the preponderance of credit card fraud. This issue recently hit home, as my son was a victim a week prior to me writing this. We can apply machine learning to …


What IS a Data Scientist?

The title of ‘Data Scientist’ is one of those sexy, evolving, roles that no-one seems to be able to characterize definitively. More accurately: just about everyone has their own definition. If you ask four practitioners in the data space, you’ll …


Gambling, Games, and Statistics

My first statistics textbook was a friend’s inexpertly photocopied “Dungeon Masters Guide,” by Gary Gygax (piracy took more effort back then). In those brutal days, you generated the attributes of your character by rolling three six-sided dice and adding them. …


Interpreting Results from Linear Regression – Is the data appropriate?

Whether you are fairly new to data science techniques or even a seasoned veteran, interpreting results from a machine learning algorithm can be a trying experience. The challenge is making sense of the output of a given model. Does that …


What’s New in Angular 6 – Part 2, the CLI

Welcome to part 2 of our ongoing series on what’s new in Angular 6. Today, we will focus on the changes to the Command Line Interface, or CLI. History of The Angular CLI First a quick bit of history. The …


What’s New in Angular 6 – Part 1

Angular 6 has been released by the Angular development team at Google. There are several changes in this major version update. With these revisions, Angular is more stable and organizes its infrastructure much better. The CLI, Angular Material, and a …


Introduction to Google AdWords: Setting up Your AdWords Campaign in 3 Easy Steps

Google is not the only pay-per-click (PPC) advertising option out there, but it is the standard in search engine marketing. Considering that 3.5 billion searches are performed every day via Google and that it drives over 80 percent of Accelebrate’s …


Best Practices for building JavaScript applications with React and MobX (Part 3 of 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we discussed best practices for JavaScript and how to properly work with data and React components. In this post, we will explore best practices for React component trees and managing application …


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