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Decoupling Complex Systems with Event Driven Python Programming
We often think about events as ordered points in time that happen one after another, often with some kind of cause-effect relationship. But, in programming, events are often understood a bit differently. They are not necessarily “things that happen.” Events in programming are more often understood... Read more
Correlation Analysis 101 in Python
Hello everyone! Do you realize it’s spring already? I’m almost ready to celebrate the holiday of flowers, but first: another data analysis practice for you today that will make your life easier (or at least more interesting, hopefully). Do you ever receive questions like: – Does... Read more
Why Learn Python for Data Processing
Python is one of the most popular languages in the world. It’s used in a lot of different fields, like web services, automation, data science, managing computer infrastructure, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Its readable and concise syntax makes it a great option for teaching... Read more
How to Pivot and Plot Data With Pandas
A big challenge of working with data is manipulating its format for the analysis at hand. To make things a bit more difficult, the “proper format” can depend on what you are trying to analyze, meaning we have to know how to melt, pivot, and transpose... Read more
We take a holistic approach towards best practices at 173Tech. Data and analytics are here to guide us in our daily decisions. It needs to be clearly defined, trusted, and easily digestible for everyone. We build quality and thoughtfulness into all aspects of our processes. It is... Read more
So, what is SAYN? In simple terms, SAYN is an open-source data processing framework. We have built it to be the simplest framework whilst maintaining full flexibility. Users can select from multiple predefined task types and build their own ETL processes. SAYN is really unique and unlike... Read more
How is Cross-Site Scripting Different From Other Related Attacks?
Cross-site scripting attacks are one of the most common attacks, making it rank seventh in “The OWASP Top 10” — the industry-recognized list for spreading awareness about the most common web security vulnerabilities. And then too, there are many less-known vulnerabilities that are often confused with... Read more
An Introduction to Social Network Analysis with NetworkX: Two Factions of a Karate Club
Networks (a.k.a graphs) are one of the most interesting areas of data science and have been subject to an explosion of interest in recent years. The ability to model the relationship between data points is powerful. This article introduces some basic concepts in network science and... Read more
Ditching Excel for Python – Lessons Learned from a Legacy Industry
I’ve been in a reflective mood lately, probably because it’s the end of a very eventful year. Change is all around us and technology is the enabler. On that note, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own experiences with technology-driven change in the reinsurance industry,... Read more
Data Science Notebooks | 2020 Review
2020 was a roller coaster, but the data science community is going strong. Interest in the data science domain has grown in the past year yet again. We dug into the data to learn more about the current state of a vital part of the data... Read more