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Analytics, Data Science, and My Own Opinions

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Data Dictionary and Kaggle

A Dictionary that was a Birthday Present in 1940 Today I discovered Kaggle. It's a fascinating site with Data Science competitions for...

Entropy and Log Loss

Claude Monet 'Morning on the Seine near Giverny' Entropy measures the level of disorder in a system. Cross-Entropy Loss measures the...

An ML model for Birds in my Back Yard

I feel like I am hunting and pecking my way into Machine Learning. Get it? Birding... pecking... Sorry, I'm just a loser dad. I find...

Recommended Books on Machine Learning

Photo by Sylvia Sammon-Burns - Taken at The Common Man Inn Here are the classic Machine Learning book references. An Introduction to...

A Middle Manager Learns Spark

Photo by Author As I dig into machine learning, I find my mathematical and numerical background makes me a perfect candidate as an expert....

Turn JSON into Actionable Data - Lunch

Psychology says that humans are able to process up to 7 pieces of information at a time in our short-term memory. That's why we have...

E. W. Dijkstra Archive

E. W. Dijkstra is a very important computer scientist and prolific writer. I like to keep a reference to his work handy. Very inspiring...

Learning from Slack's Data Platform

Big Data Systems Development is filled with complexity, and more often than not, interesting and elegant shortcuts. It is such a vast set...

Interesting Critique of Agile The article is from 2006, so much has changed. Scrum turned out to...

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