Articles by Paul van der Laken > video tutorials for open source tools

September 28, 2021 | Paul van der Laken is an e-learning platform that I really really really recommend to programmers and data scientists: It is free. It involves open source tools. It uses bite-sized tutorial videos. It explains tools clearly. It explains everything calmly. There’s tons of content about computer programming, data science, and personal ...
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Using OpenCV to win Mobile games

August 24, 2021 | Paul van der Laken

OpenCV is open-source library with tools and functionalities that support computer vision. It allows your computer to use complex mathematics to detect lines, shapes, colors, text and what not. OpenCV was originally developed by Intel in 2000 and sometime later someone had the bright idea to build a Python module on ...
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Become a Data Science Professional

February 9, 2021 | Paul van der Laken

Amit Ness gathered an impressive list of learning resources for becoming a data scientist. It’s great to see that he shares them publicly on his github so that others may follow along. But beware, this learning guideline covers a multi-year process. Amit’s personal motto seems to be “Becoming ...
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How a File Format Exposed a Crossword Scandal

February 2, 2021 | Paul van der Laken

Vincent Warmerdam shared this Youtube video which I thoroughly enjoyed watched. It’s about Saul Pwanson, a software engineer whose hobby project got a little out of hand. In 2016, Saul Pwanson designed a plain-text file format for crossword puzzle data, and then spent a couple of months building a micro-data-pipeline, ...
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How most statistical tests are linear models

August 25, 2020 | Paul van der Laken

Jonas Kristoffer Lindeløv wrote a great visual explanation of how the most common statistical tests (t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, etc) are all linear models in the back-end. Jonas’ original blog uses R programming to visually show how the tests work, what the linear models look like, and how different approaches ...
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Best Tech & Programming Talks Ever

July 21, 2020 | Paul van der Laken

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...]
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