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How to Make Gif Animations from Screencasts on Ubuntu

01 Oct 2017   To make short gif-videos on Ubuntu, you can use Kazam for the Screencasts and then Gifify to turn those videos into gif animations.

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How to Change the Default Application for a given Extension on Ubuntu

01 Oct 2017   Change the default applications used by certain file extensions.

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Paper Summary: Translating Embeddings for Modeling Multi-relational Data

01 Oct 2017   Summary of the 2013 article "Translating Embeddings for Modeling Multi-relational Data" by Bordes et al.

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Feature Scaling: Quick Introduction and Examples using Scikit-learn

27 Sep 2017   Feature Scaling techniques (rescaling, standardization, mean normalization, etc) are useful for all sorts of machine learning approaches and critical for things like k-NN, neural networks and anything that uses SGD (stochastic gradient descent), not to mention text processing systems.

Included examples: rescaling, standardization, scaling to unit length, using scikit-learn.

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Matplotlib, Pyplot, Pylab etc: What's the difference between these and when to use each?

26 Sep 2017   Do you often get confused with terms like maptlotlib, pyplot, pylab, figures, axes, gcf, gca, etc and wonder what they mean? Matplotlib is the toolkit, PyPlot is an interactive way to use Matplotlib and PyLab is the same thing as PyPlot but with some extra shortcuts.

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5 Tips for moving your Data Science Operation to the next Level

26 Sep 2017   Principles for disciplined data science include: Discoverability, Automation, Collaboration, Empowerment and Deployment.

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Highlights of the Talk with Dr. Konstan on Recommender Systems

24 Sep 2017   Some highlights of the Podcast Episode with Dr. Joseph Konstan on interesting topics related to Recommender Systems. Discussed topics include serendipity, serpentining, diversity and temporal effects.

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Seaborn by Example: Data Visualization and Plotting using Python

09 Sep 2017   Seaborn is a higher-level interface to Matplotlib. It has a more convenient API and has useful data visualization functions right out of the box.

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Data Provenance: Quick Summary + Reasons Why

07 Sep 2017   Data Provenance (also called Data Lineage) is version control for data. It refers to keeping track of modifications to datasets you use and train models on. This is crucial in data science projects if you need to ensure data quality and reproducibility.

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Thoughts on Engaging Users in Social Tagging Systems

05 Sep 2017   Some thoughts on how social tagging systems can foster user engagement with appropriate incentives.

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