Most data scientists favor Python as a programming language these days. However, there's also still a large group of data scientists coming from a statistics, econometrics, or social science and therefore favoring R, the programming language they learned in university. Now there's a new kid on the block: Julia. Via Medium Advantages & Disadvantages According … Continue reading Learn Julia for Data Science

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# Bayes theorem, and making probability intuitive – by 3Blue1Brown

This video I've been meaning to watch for a while now. It another great visual explanation of a statistics topic by the 3Blue1Brown Youtube channel (which I've covered before, multiple times). This time, it's all about Bayes theorem, and I just love how Grant Sanderson explains the concept so visually. He argues that rather then … Continue reading Bayes theorem, and making probability intuitive – by 3Blue1Brown

# Turning the Traveling Salesman problem into Art

Robert Bosch is a professor of Natural Science at the department of Mathematics of Oberlin College and has found a creative way to elevate the travelling salesman problem to an art form. For those who aren't familiar with the travelling salesman problem (wiki), it is a classic algorithmic problem in the field of computer science and operations research. … Continue reading Turning the Traveling Salesman problem into Art

# Helpful resources for A/B testing

Brandon Rohrer -- (former) data scientist at Microsoft, iRobot, and Facebook -- asked his network on Twitter and LinkedIn to share their favorite resources on A/B testing. It produced a nice list, which I summarized below. https://twitter.com/_brohrer_/status/1147602524079382531 The order is somewhat arbitrary, and somewhat based on my personal appreciation of the resources. Course: A/B-testing by … Continue reading Helpful resources for A/B testing

# Machine Learning & Deep Learning book

The Deep Learning textbook helps students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. Its online version is available online for free whereas a hardcover copy can be ordered here on Amazon. You can click on the topics below to be redirected to the book chapter: Part I: Applied Math … Continue reading Machine Learning & Deep Learning book