Book: Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

I wanted to post about a great book I came across, Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philipp K. Janert. This book has two great differences over the formal analysis texts out there. First the book focuses on the practical aspects of doing data analysis and solving problems, and it also contains “workshop” sections […]

Stanford AI and Machine Learning Courses Have Started

The Stanford on-line AI and Machine Learning classes started last week. Andrew Ng’s machine learning class is especially interesting.  I’m taking the course because there’s always a few machine learning algorithms that I haven’t actually coded up even though I know about them. For example, in my years in grad school I never once had to code up […]