Playing with Randall Munroe’s XKCD handwriting
The XKCD font (as used by matplotlib et al.) got an update to include lower-case characters. For some time now I have been aware of a handwriting sample produced by Randall Munroe (XKCD’s creator) that I was interested in exploring. The ultimate aim is to automatically produce a font-file... Read more
While verbal communication is a necessary skill for any data scientist, visual communication is becoming more important for maximizing impact. Viz is hard, it requires a different skillset and recognition that your design choices can manipulate the story. As Data Scientists drift into the forbidden realms of artistic expression,... Read more
IBM’s Data Science Experience
Despite the backlash against Data Science’s hype, there is no doubt that the field is vital in our data filled world. It is no surprise that some leading companies are dashing to enhance their Data Science offerings. Within the past few weeks, IBM made the latest surge in this... Read more
Amazon Enters The Open-Source Deep Learning Fray
The Synergy Research Group’s last report of 2015 attributed 31% of the cloud computing market to Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), nearly four times as much as its nearest competitor, Microsoft. This would come as no surprise to any programmer, Data Engineer, or Data Scientist, AWS is a mainstay... Read more