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Emerging trends in technology provided by ThoughtWorks.

A classmate shared this link with us in regards to visualizations that are powerful. I’ve not seen this report before, but it provides so much insight into the pulse of enterprise software development. The Technology Radar is our thoughts on … Continue reading

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Make A Symbolic Link to Your iCloud Drive

If you use iCloud Drive to store documents and also use the terminal quite a bit, it might be handy to add a symbolic link to iCloud into your home directory. This will allow you to easily make your way … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

As a part of the visualization section of the python for data science course on EdX we watched this awesome video showing the health and wealth correlation of 200 countries over the last 200 years. This is a fascinating look … Continue reading

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German Mini Van

I booked a mini van Get hyped I got this message from my friend tzeejay after he invited us to visit Yosemite with him over the Thanksgiving break. I was looking forward to the trip all week since I have … Continue reading

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Sofia Heisler No More Sad Pandas 

In this excellent talk, Sofia Heisler explains how to optimize Pandas code. There is a striking difference between a naive implementation and an optimized one, a nearly 500x improvement. She also described two very useful benchmarking functions, timeit, and line_profiler. … Continue reading

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Six Foot Long Scorpions

There was a super interesting article in the SF Chronicle today about scorpions. It profiled¬†Lauren Esposito, an arachnologist at the California Academy of Sciences, and her work studying these creatures. The venom found in some species of scorpions has been … Continue reading

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Installing Python Packages for DSE200x with pip

Python for Data Science is an introductory course that provides an overview of various tooling that exists in the python world that is useful for data science purposes. This includes things like: Jupyter Notebooks The numpy library The scipy library … Continue reading

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Data Science Helps Fight Wildfires

I’m taking a data science course on EdX as a part of the UCSD MicroMaster program. I’ve always been curious in data science from a cursory point of view, but now I want to use it to analyze and understand … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Coma

I’ve been in New York City for two days now. One of the greatest cities in the world; center of the universe, a culinary heaven, full of Michelin star restaurants, and all I keep eating is Gray’s Papaya Hot Dogs … Continue reading

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Continental Freshwater People

In a recent blog post on the Vonnegut Library blog, Rai Peterson, an English Professor at Ball State University writes about the perception of how writers only come from “that cluster of states on the east coast that were so … Continue reading

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