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Free Book: The Definitive Guide to Pandas

Pandas is a Python package providing fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to make working with “relational” or “labeled” data both easy and intuitive. It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has the broader goal of becoming the most powerful and flexible open source data analysis…

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Added by Capri Granville on September 30, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Free Book: Process Improvement Using Data

This book, initially written for chemical engineers, is actually very interesting for data scientists and machine learning engineers alike. For more free books, visit this page.…

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Added by Capri Granville on September 22, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free Book: Introduction to Statistics

Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study.  Project Leader: David M. Lane, Rice University.

Content:

  • Introduction
  • Graphing Distributions
  • Summarizing Distributions
  • Describing Bivariate Data
  • Probability
  • Research Design
  • Normal Distributions
  • Advanced Graphs
  • Sampling…
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Added by Capri Granville on September 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Machine Learning Process Summarized in Two Pictures

These pictures were posted on Quora by Oleg Sergeykin, former Structural Analysis Engineer at Boeing. His philosophy is that Data science is actually an iterative processes. It is never possible to complete a DS project in a single pass. A data scientist constantly tries new ideas and changes steps of his pipeline.…

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Added by Capri Granville on May 20, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

15 Data Science and Machine Learning Courses from Top Schools

Many are free. They are available online. They are offered by Princeton, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Penn State. 

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Added by Capri Granville on May 20, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Free New Book by Andrew Ng: Machine Learning Yearning

This is the new book by Andrew Ng, still in progress. Andrew Yan-Tak Ng is a computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is one of the most influential minds in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Ng founded and led Google Brain and was a former VP & Chief Scientist at Baidu, building the company's Artificial Intelligence Group into several thousand people. He is an adjunct professor (formerly associate professor and Director of the AI Lab) at Stanford University. Ng is also an early…

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Added by Capri Granville on May 20, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Competition: Explaining black box machine learning models

The Explainable Machine Learning Challenge is a collaboration between Google, FICO and academics at Berkeley, Oxford, Imperial, UC Irvine and MIT, to generate new research in the area of algorithmic explainability. Teams will be challenged to create machine learning models with both high accuracy and explainability; they will use a real-world financial dataset provided by FICO. Designers and end users of machine learning algorithms will both benefit from more interpretable and…

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Added by Capri Granville on May 19, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Book: Principles of Database Management

The Practical Guide to Storing, Managing and Analyzing Big and Small Data -- Cambridge University Press.

This comprehensive textbook teaches the fundamentals of database design, modeling, systems, data storage, and the evolving world of data warehousing, governance and more. Written by experienced educators and experts in big data, analytics, data quality, and data integration, it provides an up-to-date approach to database management. This full-color, illustrated text has a…

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Added by Capri Granville on May 19, 2018 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Book: Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical…

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Added by Capri Granville on April 12, 2018 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Book: Artificial Intelligence with Python

Build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications with Python to intelligently interact with the world around you

About This Book

  • Step into the amazing world of intelligent apps using this comprehensive guide
  • Enter the world of Artificial Intelligence, explore it, and create your own applications
  • Work through simple yet insightful examples that will get you up and running with Artificial Intelligence in…
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Added by Capri Granville on April 6, 2018 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Browser of a Data Scientist

Yet another funny cartoon about data scientists. More cartoons about data science, can be found here.

This one was originally posted…

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Added by Capri Granville on March 27, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Traditional Programming versus Machine Learning, in One Picture

I found this on Facebook, but it could be 30 years old. Not sure who the original author was, but the quality was very poor, so I re-created it in Excel. I did not change anything to keep it funny as intended. Of course, you should add a back loop in the Machine Learning box: an arrow pointing from the "Program" box back to the "Output" box.…

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Added by Capri Granville on March 18, 2018 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Free Guide: Interpretable Machine Learning

A Guide for Making Black Box Models Explainable, by Christoph Molnar.

Preface

Machine learning has a huge potential to improve products, processes and research. But machines usually don’t give an explanation for their predictions, which hurts trust and creates a barrier for the adoption of machine learning. This book is about making machine learning models and their decisions interpretable.

Machine learning models are already used to choose the best…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Large Collection of Neural Nets, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit and ML Cheat Sheets

This collection covers much more than the topics listed in the title. It also features Azure, Python, Tensorflow, data visualization, and many other cheat sheets. Additional cheat sheets can be found here and here. Below is a screenshot (extract from the data…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Which Programming Language to Choose?

Great infographics on how to choose the right language for you to learn. Originally posted here.…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Book: Artificial Intelligence with Python

Build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications with Python to intelligently interact with the world around you.

About This Book

  • Step into the amazing world of intelligent apps using this comprehensive guide
  • Enter the world of Artificial Intelligence, explore it, and create your own applications
  • Work through simple yet insightful examples that will get you up and running with Artificial Intelligence in no time

Who This Book Is…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Book: The Master Algorithm

Full title: The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World – February 13, 2018.

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Added by Capri Granville on February 16, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Book: Blockchain Basics

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 16, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Your Journey to Data Science Maturity (by Kirk Borne)

Great, short visual summary produced by Kirk Borne. Highlights:

  • Computational
  • Ask the right questions
  • Design thinker
  • Willingness to fail
  • Participate in competitions
  • Team sport
  • Data storyteller
  • Consulting…
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Added by Capri Granville on February 15, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

AI: Robots Helping Each Other (Nice Video)

Interesting video by Boston Dynamics about robots helping each other to open a door. Maybe next time it will be about robots fighting against each other. Think about two armies at war against each other, with each soldier (a robot) collaborating with his team to fight the enemy (consisting of robots as well.) You could make a movie out of it!

A more peaceful example of applications is driver-less cars. These cars could cooperate together to optimize everyone's commute, unlike human…

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Added by Capri Granville on February 14, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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