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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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Sofia Heisler No More Sad PandasĀ 

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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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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