Advancing into Analytics course wait list

August 26, 2021 | George Mount

Getting into analytics can be overwhelming: so many tools to learn and techniques to apply. Advancing into Analytics is a great start made even better with practice and supplemental knowledge. That’s where a class can come in handy, and I’m excited to share that I’m working on ...
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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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Feature Subsampling For Random Forest Regression

August 19, 2021 | Christian Lorentzen

TLDR: The number of subsampled features is a main source of randomness and an important parameter in random forests. Mind the different default values across implementations. Randomness in Random Forests Random forests are very popular machine learning models. They are build from easily understandable and well visualizable decision trees and ...
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Your Python launch checklist

August 9, 2021 | George Mount

I have written about Python, the open source programming language, throughout the blog. However, I understand that my readers, traditionally Excel users, may not have Python installed on their machines or done much programming before. The purpose of this resource guide, then, is to serve as a “mission control” for ...
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Welcome to my data meme page

August 5, 2021 | George Mount

If you work with data, you need a good laugh every now and again. And nothing says “Internet break” like a good meme trawl. Now, I like a meme just like the next guy, but I have trouble thinking of my own. One (possible) exception is in the category of ...
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I think Pandas may have “lost the plot.”

August 4, 2021 | John Mount

I’ve thought of Pandas as in-memory column oriented data structure with reasonable performance. If I need high performance or scale, I can move to a database. Now I kind of wonder what Pandas is, or what it wants to be. The version 1.3.0 package seems to be marking natural ways […]
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