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8 replies, 5 voices Last updated by Profile photo of David Ding David Ding 3 years, 2 months ago
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  • #10900
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    David Ding
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    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

    Cheers,
    David

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  • #10902
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    Sparky
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    Yes I would to know more about Python. I’m hoping for a giant slab of it somewhere in this MDSI course

  • #10903
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    Greg
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    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.

  • #10909
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    Martin
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    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.

  • #10919
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    David Ding
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    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.

  • #10954
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    Martin
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    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…

  • #10961
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    Theresa
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    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….

  • #10973
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    David Ding
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    @theresa. Looking forward to Sat! Theresa, would it be possible to form Python/R groups in future subjects, rather than being assigned into random groups.

  • #10974
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    David Ding
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    @12543738. I’ve invited you to Slack and there is a dev-python channel with a few other MDSI students. This could allow us to form a user group.

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