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January 22, 2019 in Python

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

In Part 1, we explored some of the power offered by the pandas framework. Now we'll dive deeper into the tools such as grouping, aggregation, joins, advanced string methods and other functions.

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October 25, 2018 in Python

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 pandas package.

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September 17, 2018 in Python

Fraud Detection using Python

We can apply machine learning to help detect credit card fraud, but there is a bit of a problem in that the vast majority of transactions are perfectly legitimate, which reduces a typical model’s sensitivity to fraud.

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September 05, 2018 in Python

What IS a Data Scientist?

If you ask four practitioners in the data space, you’ll get five opinions on what a data scientist is and does.

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August 15, 2018 in Python

Gambling, Games, and Statistics

The very field of statistics and probability theory was ploughed and sown from attempts to better understand games of chance.

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June 18, 2018 in Python

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.

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January 15, 2016 in Python

The Many Faces of Python (And How to Manage Them)

What is Python? You probably know it’s a programming language. But is Python a program? A language? An ecosystem? It’s all of these and more. What is the actual software that lets us create such useful scripts, modules, packages, and frameworks?

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May 19, 2015 in Python

Pyparseltongue: Parsing Text with Pyparsing

Pyparsing is a Python module for creating text parsers. It provides many functions for specifying what should be matched, how items should repeat, and more.

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February 17, 2015 in Python

Pandas and Bandwidth in Python Tutorial: Plotting the Results of Internet Speed Tests

I randomly sampled the bandwidth by bringing up a browser and going to a speed test page, but then I realized hey! I’m a programmer! I can automate that task. What follows is How I Did It.

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December 16, 2014 in Python

Djumping into Django

Django is a Web framework like Rails, Spring, or ASP.NET MVC, but for Python. Using Django, you can quickly develop a Web application whose data (models) is stored in the database of your choosing, using templates for page views, and simple Python functions for controllers.

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