Archive of month: February 2015

Data-Science stuff I’m doing this year

2014 was an interesting year, 2015 looks to be even richer. Last year I got to publish my High Performance Python book, help co-organise the rather successful PyDataLondon2014 conference, teach High Performance in public (slides online) and in private, keynote on The Real Unsolved Problems in Data Science and start my ModelInsight AI agency. That […]

Starting Spark 1.2 and PySpark (and ElasticSearch and PyPy)

The latest PySpark (1.2) is feeling genuinely useful, late last year I had a crack at running Apache Spark 1.0 and PySpark and it felt a bit underwhelming (too much fanfare, too many bugs). The media around Spark continues to grow and e.g. today’s hackernews thread on the new DataFrame API has a lot of […]

Lightning talk at PyDataLondon for Annotate

At this week’s PyDataLondon I did a 5 minute lightning talk on the Annotate text-cleaning service for data scientists that I made live recently. It was good to have a couple of chats after with others who are similarly bored of cleaning their text data. The goal is to make it quick and easy to […]

New Data Science training in April – Machine Learning (scikit-learn and statsmodels) and High Performance Python

In April my ModelInsight data science agency will be running two sets of 2-day training courses in London: Understand Statistics and Big Data using Scikit-Learn and Friends (April 7-8) including scikit-learn and statsmodels with a strong grounding in the necessary everyday statistics to use machine learning effectively High Performance Python (April 9-10) covering profiling (for […]