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Installing XGBoost on Ubuntu

December 9, 2015 | Python | datawookie

XGBoost is the flavour of the moment for serious competitors on kaggle. It was developed by Tianqi Chen and provides a particularly efficient implementation of the Gradient Boosting algorithm. Although there is a CLI implementation of XGBoost you&rsqu...
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Review: Beautiful Data

October 15, 2015 | Python | datawookie

I’ve just finished reading Beautiful Data (published by O’Reilly in 2009), a collection of essays edited by Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher. The 20 essays from 39 contributors address a diverse array of topics relating to data and how it...
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