Articles by Paul van der Laken

Best Tech & Programming Talks Ever

July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every now and then, Twitter will offer these golden resources. Ashley Willis recently asked people to name the best tech talk they’ve ever seen and the results are a resource I don’t want to lose. Hundreds of people responded, sharing their contenders for the title. Below, I selected ... [...Read more...]

100 Python pandas tips and tricks

June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Working with Python’s pandas library often? This resource will be worth its length in gold! Kevin Markham shares his tips and tricks for the most common data handling tasks on twitter. He compiled the top 100 in this one amazing overview page. Find the hyperlinks to specific sections below! Quicklinks ...
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Tutorial: Demystifying Deep Learning for Data Scientists

June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this great tutorial for PyCon 2020, Eric Ma proposes a very simple framework for machine learning, consisting of only three elements: Model Loss function Optimizer By adjusting the three elements in this simple framework, you can build any type of machine learning program. In the tutorial, Eric shows you how ...
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Making Pictures 3D using Context-aware Layered Depth Inpainting

May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several Chinese Ph.D. students wrote a PyTorch program that can turn your holiday pictures into 3D sceneries. They call it 3D photo inpainting. Here are some examples And here’s the new method compares to previous techniques: Here are several links to more detailed resources: [Paper] [Project Website] [Google ...
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Automatically create perfect .gitignore file for your project

May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

These days, I am often programming in multiple different languages for my projects. I will do some data generation and machine learning in Python. The data exploration and some quick visualizations I prefer to do in R. And if I’m feeling adventureous, I might add some Processing or JavaScript ...
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How to Write a Git Commit Message, in 7 Steps

May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Version control is an essential tool for any software developer. Hence, any respectable data scientist has to make sure his/her analysis programs and machine learning pipelines are reproducible and maintainable through version control. Often, we use git for version control. If you don’t know what git is yet, ... [...Read more...]

PyBoy: A Python GameBoy Emulator

April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a project to build a bot or AI application, look no further. Enter the stage, PyBoy, a Nintendo Game Boy (DMG-01 [1989]) written in Python 2.7. The implementation runs in almost pure Python, but with dependencies for drawing graphics and getting user interactions through SDL2 and NumPy. ...
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Free Springer Books during COVID19

April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Book publisher Springer just released over 400 book titles that can be downloaded free of charge following the corona-virus outbreak. Here’s fhe full overview: https://link.springer.com/search?facet-content-type=%22Book%22&package=mat-covid19_textbooks&facet-language=%22En%22&sortOrder=newestFirst&showAll=true Most of these books will normally set you back about $50 ...
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