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Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning

We bootstrapped a SaaS startup, without compromise and spent only $912 on AWS

<i>Originally posted at: https://www.powerdown.io/blog/posts/stories/bootstrap-for-under-1000.html</i><p>We created a real product, not just an MVP prototype. …

Microsoft has been talking to GitHub about possible acquisition: Report

Microsoft may be talking to GitHub about possible acquiring the hosting and development service, according to a report. If it happens, the move may …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Introduction to Regression Splines (with Python codes)

We use cookies on Analytics Vidhya websites to deliver our services, analyze web traffic, and improve your experience on the site. By using Analytics …

Codes

The Machine Learning Reproducibility Crisis

I was recently chatting to a friend whose startup’s machine learning models were so disorganized it was causing serious problems as his team tried to …

Machine Learning

Pineapple - Python Notebooks for Mac OS X

Experiment<p>The interactive notebook format lets you try out Python code, get instant feedback, then tweak your code as many times as you need. Mix …

Personal Analytics Part 1: Gmail

Most of us are sending or receiving tens to hundreds of emails daily. I have been using email regularly since my undergrad days in 2008 so I thought …

Ideas on interpreting machine learning

You’ve probably heard by now that machine learning algorithms can use big data to predict whether a donor will give to a charity, whether an infant …

Machine Learning

A Majority of Data Scientists Lack Competency in Advanced Machine Learning Areas and Techniques

<i>Data science requires the effective application of skills in a variety of machine learning areas and techniques. A recent survey by Kaggle, however,</i> …

A Gentle Introduction to Singular-Value Decomposition for Machine Learning

Matrix decomposition, also known as matrix factorization, involves describing a given matrix using its constituent elements.Perhaps the most known …

<b>Course related notes</b><p>Regression by linear combination of basis functions [ps] [pdf]<br>The perceptron [ps] [pdf]<br>Document classification with the …

5 Valuable Insights from Data Science Students | Notre Dame Data Science

In our recent information session, I spoke with two of our students, Sarah Baylor and Mitch Speer, about their experiences in the online MS-ACMS Data …

Your free 70-page guide to a career in data science

To help you become a Data Scientist, we put together a guide with answers to: how do you break into the profession? What skills do you need to become …

Python is the Perfect Tool for any Problem

Reflection is always a helpful (and sometimes entertaining ) exercise. For nostalgia’s sake — if one can be nostalgic for something 2 years old— I …

Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics

Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data …

Introduction to Markov Chains

What are Markov chains, when to use them, and how they work

Dynamic Programming (Python)

I recently encountered a difficult programming challenge which deals with getting the largest or smallest sum within a matrix. There are several …

Programming

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Many students do their homework and revision while listening to music. Many of them will swear that …

Teaching

Extracting PDF Text with R and Creating Tidy Data

In the digital age of today, data comes in many forms. Many of the more common file types like CSV, XLSX, and plain text (TXT) are easy to access and …

Introduction to Recommender System. Part 2 (Neural Network Approach)

<b>2. Spotlight</b><p>Spotlight is a well-implemented python framework for constructing a recommender system. It contains two major types of models, …

The best data science learning resources out there and my journey into data science

So, in this post I will be sharing some of my tips and the best resources out there which I used to get started when I was a complete stranger to …

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet

<i>June 24, 2018 note: If you want to cite an example from the post, please cite the paper which that example came from. If you want to cite the post as</i> …

Machine Learning

NEW Deep Learning Course: Advanced Computer Vision

Deep Learning: Advanced Computer Vision[Scroll down to the bottom for the coupon and important instructions for how to use it] This is one of the …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to the …

Time Management

The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …

Data Science

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …