May 27, 2016 at 9:55 pm #10900
As a beginner to both Python and R, I’d prefer to learn python because it is also a powerful programming language with applications outside of data and statistics. With my second semester into MDSI, none of the subjects so far encouraged python. So I thought I’ll create a topic to:
1. see if there is any other students also interested in python (please indicate your interest), and
2. hope for some guidance and incentive for using Python in future classes
- This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by David Ding.
May 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm #10902
Yes I would to know more about Python. I’m hoping for a giant slab of it somewhere in this MDSI course
May 27, 2016 at 10:06 pm #10903
I’m currently going through “python machine learning” by Sebastian Raschka which is pretty good at giving you the fundamentals.
I’m going to put up a review for it after I get through topic but its a great “lay of the land” type of book similar to “R for everyone” by Jared P. Lander.
My only criticism so far is that its missing a lot of the low level explanations for what the ML algos are doing which Andrew Ng’s ML course seems to be the best at so far.
May 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm #10909
Hey guys, i’m going through the same book too. Happy to share my python jupyter notebook for IsAlert example using Raschka Chp 6 as guidance if anyone’s interested.
May 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm #10919
Sure Martin, post it in a blog or sth, it’d be really interesting to compare with R. Perry posted an excellent article about IsAlert in R: https://15-9203.ca.uts.edu.au/dam-challenge-a-brief-guide-to-getting-0-85-auc/
I might try stick with a group of python users for future subjects.
May 30, 2016 at 1:36 am #10954
What an awesome post! Yes I’ll put one up this week on python in the same key as Perry’s for all the python users out there. There’s a few of us, Duhita and Jared are also using python.
In reference to your last statement, we could probably get a user group going…
May 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm #10961
HI guys, really excited to see this topic pop up! You are going to be seeing some Python action in this Saturday’s DAM session. Posting a notice with some prework shortly….
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