— In the News —
Machine learning is giving startups a better chance at surviving than they've had in the past. In this case, Descartes Labs is leading the way in the multi-billion dollar corn yield prediction market. This article offers a good overview of how they're doing that with insights into related opportunities.
Fantastic Quora session with Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook and Professor at NYU.
Thoughtful article about how mathematics permeates the lives of its practitioners.
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— Tools and Techniques —
An elegant probability model for the joint distribution of wind speed and direction.
Practice your pandas skills! Each lesson has instructions, solutions without code, and solutions with code/comments.
Nice slide deck from Bob Grossman and Rob Nendorf from a recent Data Science Chicago meetup.
keras-rl implements state-of-the art deep reinforcement learning algorithms in Python and seamlessly integrates with the deep learning library Keras. Just like Keras, it works with either Theano or TensorFlow and also works with OpenAI Gym out of the box.
An R data package of beer statistics from U.S. Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Along with providing easy access to useful datasets, this package aims to increase awareness about beer analytics.
— Data Viz —
Andy Kirk's semi-annual roundup of the best data viz projects, sites, trends, and personalities is always worthwhile.