Can you remember the opening theme song for Pokemon? The original opening song? It was the catalyst to an eight-year old nerd’s happiness. “I want to be the very best like no one ever was.”

The story follows Ash, a ten-year old, pursuing his dreams to become a Pokemon Master. Now, I know this is not exactly the same, for one at ten years old my mom would barely let me venture down the street let alone travel across the land far and wide, but I won’t go as far as to say they’re completely dissimilar stories. How about instead…


There was a point in time when instead of asking for a woman’s phone number, a guy would say “can I get your math?” You may be too young or distant from the culture to understand this esoteric play on words but I’m not. In fact, cluelessly emulating this pick-up line in my bedroom mirror the night before school was my introduction to the importance of math. Get the math and you will get the girl. …


Unlike Carmen San Diego or Atlantis, finding viable datasets is not hard if you know where to look. Since the recent explosion in interest and application of Deep Learning, datasets have become the gas to power the ever growing monstrous machine learning model of modernity. From the shows you watch on Netflix, the steps that you struggle to make on your Fitbit, or the photos you like on Instagram and Pinterest, all of the data are collected, cleaned, and processed to provide you, the quintessential patron of the Internet of things, a relatively seamless and customized user experience. Data is…


Can you remember your first principal? I don’t remember my first principal’s name, but I do remember that she always wore a suit. Every morning my mom would smother my face in Vaseline, turn me around, and send me off to school. I’d proudly march right through those steel doors each time to see my principal stomping down the hallway to greet the students in a suit and a fashionably colored complimenting scarf. Now, at this point I know what you’re thinking; what color was the scarf and where is he going with this?

Nowhere at all, but it is…


The moment we’ve all been waiting for…Finally…

I’m sure you’ve been following every episode but if you haven’t, we last left off just as we were preparing to reveal the results of our submission. We don’t have a montage like those fancy pancy T.V. shows so in case you did in fact miss it just click here or here. Luckily our tech team, me, has been hard at work and has even managed to provide us a link to our last episode.

Down here

It’s amazing what technology can do these days. Let’s get back to our model submission. So…


There comes a time in every great writer’s life, whether it’s Mark Twain or Michael Scott, when the veil of privacy becomes inexplicably blurred. Your tweets become a beacon of traffic for pariahs and paparazzi prepped with pavlovian responses. Any information provided can and will be used against you. Particulars not provided will be received as an invitation for us, your loyal readers, to promptly gas our imaginations and drive as far away as we can with it. So, what should you, the writer, do? The only option is to fill their holes of ignorance with the cemented truth. When…


Alright, it’s not Hello World but it’s close enough. If you’ve ever dabbled in the world of programming you know the ritual performed at the start of every new adventure. Our beloved Hello World. This program is like bootcamp for the military. In order to be initiated into the world of hackers, developers, geeks and gurus, we must first run, Hello World. It helps ensure your compiler and all the other bells and whistles work properly.

Sho Nuff runs Hello World, why can’t you?

Also, a bit of avuncular advice, no matter how good you are at programming it’s always best practice to run it before you begin…


Whaddup doe? Welcome back, my name is Nicholas, and this is Random Data Science Questions where I do my best to cut the fluff and only give you non-null valued information, so let’s get straight to the point. What is Jupyter Notebook? Why are we using it? And are there any equivalent alternatives for the rebels and customizers out there? Brevity is the goal so we will answers these questions as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

So, what is Jupyter Notebook? Well, thanks to the internet there are a few definitions we can use. The first is directly from documentation.


It’s that time again. Welcome back to Random Data Science Questions, episode 2, where do I begin analyzing my data? I’ve tried to not get too into the code this early, but we knew that it was an inevitability. So, we will start off with something simple and commonly used.

Imagine this. You just get home after downloading a sweet new dataset from Kaggle. You eagerly open your laptop and load up your Jupyter Notebook, salivating at the mouth while the anticipation builds. But wait! Looking at a brand new dataset is almost intimidating as looking at a blank canvas…


Remember this?

The Original Pokedex…OG

It’s a Pokedex and if you’re wondering, yes there will be many recurring references to our Pokepals along this journey. A Pokedex is basically your phone except its only ability is Googling Pokemon. Every hero has one. Not a Pokedex, but some sort of “know it all” sidekick. A person or device that stays by your side during the journey and coincidentally has answers to the most arbitrary questions and solutions to the most arduous problems you encounter. Luke had R2D2, Mr. Burns had Smithers, and even Quailman had someone to rely on.

Nicholas

Budding Data Scientist and aspiring NeuralEngineer

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