Larry Baeder

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Keeping up with blogdown 🌟

<i>Updated: 2018-05-19</i><p>I’ve loved blogdown 📦 for so long, that I was kind of shocked 😱 when I saw Yinui Xie’s post, <b>Announcing blogdown: Create Websites</b> …

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I've been on both sides of interviewing for a while now. As a candidate - for 9 years, and as an interviewer - for 90 interviews. (What a beautiful …

Employment

Kaggle CareerCon 2018

Data Science

Project workflow

Workflow

Python Plotting With Matplotlib (Guide)

A picture says a thousand words, and with Python’s <b>matplotlib</b> library, it fortunately takes far less than a thousand words of code to create a …

First Data Science Job

How Do I Get My First Data Science Job?<p>Intro<p>As an organizer for a data science meetup group, I am often asked this question:<p><i>I am studying data</i> …

Data Science

How to do technical blogging

In this post, I will show you how to write technical posts. The post outlines the structure of a technical post in detail, provides some useful …

Blog about something you just learned

Great effort has recently been made to encourage also the not-so-experienced to jump into the water and blog about data science. Some of the …

Learning

The academic trap and data science

How to get a data science position after academia with no previous industry experience<p>In recent years I’ve been going to college mathematics …

How to Build a Senate Election Model: Step 1

Which party is going to win control of the Senate in the midterm elections? It’s a simple question. But also a difficult one. And right now, I’m in …

Data Science

Checklist for Data Cleansing

What this post is about: Data cleansing in practice with R<p>Data analysis, in practice, consists typically of some different steps which can be …

Data Science

Preparing for ML interviews

The four data science skills I didn’t learn in grad school (and how to learn them!)

Before I get to the meat of this post, I want to make one thing super clear: you do <i>not</i> need a graduate degree to be a data scientist. Unless you’re …

The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading

Before you get started: Filter the book by reading the preface, index, table of contents, and inside jacket. This tells you where the author is going …

The First (and Namesake) Post: Is It Cake? - Is It Cake?

Hello, world<p>After all of the inspiring excitement of RStudio::conf 2018, I decided that I should start a blog. I’m not a statistician (I’ve never …

Machine Learning

Better Plotting In Python With Seaborn

The Bright Blue Horror<p>Coming into Metis, I knew one of the hardest parts would be switching from R to Python. Beyond simply having much more …

Python Programming

The Ability To Focus And Make The Best Move When There Are No Good Moves

Decisions, where outcomes (and therefore probabilities) are unknown, are often the hardest. The default method problem solving often falls …

Financial Times Visual Vocabulary

A poster (available in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese) and web site to assist designers and journalists to select the …

Data Rectangling

Talk about data rectangling and list-columns at RStudio Conf 2018 in San Diego https://www.rstudio.com/conference/ Gist of code I showed: …

Migrating to Python 3 with pleasure

A short guide on features of Python 3 for data scientists<p>Python became a mainstream language for machine learning and other scientific fields that …

Deep Learning For Coders—36 hours of lessons for free

We show you how to get world-class results, step by step<p>If you can code, you can do deep learning<p>I’ve tried (and if I’m honest) failed to scale the …

Machine Learning

The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything

There are four simple steps to <b>the Feynman Technique</b>, which I’ll explain below:<p>Choose a Concept<br>• Teach it to a Toddler<br>• Identify Gaps and Go Back to The …

Your Next Technical Interview Should be Solved with Python

Intended audience: Someone with some experience coding and with data structures, looking to study for technical interviews for a software engineering …

Programming

How to make your machine learning model available as an API with the plumber package

The <b>plumber</b> package for R makes it easy to expose existing R code as a webservice via an API (https://www.rplumber.io/, Trestle Technology, LLC …

Learn

Building Your Data Science Network: Reaching Out

In part one of this post, I covered how to start becoming involved in the data science community and meet people in general. But what if you read a …

Sharla Gelfand

Tidying and mapping Toronto open data<p>According to the 2017 Open Cities Index Results, the city of Toronto ranks second in Canada in terms of open …