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Mei Xiang (L) and Tian Tian (R)
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Pandas is the most widely used tool for data munging. It contains high-level data structures and manipulation tools designed to make data analysis fast and easy. In this post, I am going to discuss the most frequently used pandas features. I will be using olive oil data set for this

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Pinnability Pinterest Recommendation Machine Learning
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With the aim to offer a more nuanced content to the user, Pinterest have unveiled a machine learning tool that provides the user with the most personalized and relevant Pins. The ML tool, titled Pinnability, runs on smart feed, “and estimates the relevance score of how likely a Pinner will

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Paypal Machine Deep Learning Hackers Cybercrime
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Technological advancement is, for the most part, a wonderful thing. But as technology becomes more sophisticated, so does crime. Thankfully however, so do the methods to counter such menaces. Hui Wang is the senior director of global risk sciences at PayPal. For the last 11 years, she has seen the

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Introduction What is a Recommendation Engine System Hybrid Netflix
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I’ve previously written a lot on data mining in the abstract; now, I want to start taking you through some practical applications. Welcome to the fascinating world of the recommendation engine- this post will walk through the concepts, and later posts will teach you how to implement your own. What

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Google Stanford Machine Deep Learning Neural Networks
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Pande Lab at Stanford University in collaboration with Google released a paper earlier this week that focuses on how neural networks and deep learning technology could be crucial in improving the accuracy of determining which chemical compounds would be effective drug treatments for a variety of diseases. A Google Research

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A Neural Network That Can Outsmart Wine Snobs at Their Own Game
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What does a machine learning scientist who also happens to be a wine enthusiast come up with after a chance encounter with a legendary Bordeaux wine? An application that might be able to predict the quality of wine. Alex Tellez was a Machine Learning Scientist at Robert Half and a

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Why You Should Learn R First for Data Science R v. Python
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This article originally appeared at Sharp Sight Labs. Follow Joshua Ebner, the founder of Sharp Sight Labs, on Twitter. Read more here. Over and over, when talking with people who are starting to learn data science, there’s a frustration that comes up: “I don’t know which programming language to start

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TinderBox
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It almost goes without saying that Tinder has taken the dating world by storm. Stats released late last year revealed that Tinder’s 50-million-strong userbase complete over a billion left and right swipes every single day. The success has often been attributed to the fact that Tinder is the closest virtual

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