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  1. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    So, my new video is out, on Safari. It's amazing how fast this came to be. From inception to production in less than a week. Anyway, if you are interested in learning more about Communication in DS, this is a good place to start. Thanks
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Communication in Data Science: Safari Books Online - Premium
    techbus.safaribooksonline.com 9781634622707 - Communication in Data Science - Communication is crucial to the success of data science projects. We provide an overview to communication in data science, explore the three communication skills within data science, and end with how...
  2. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    This is something someone posted on LI, as a reply to a post that data scientists need to be hackers too, in the sense that we need to get our hands dirty when tackling a data-related problem. I honesty was tempted to reply to this guy's obnoxious comment, but there was something I could say that wouldn't be considered offensive (in many ways). Perhaps I need some detox from LI... Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris


    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    16/08/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #3 I guess other people are experiencing similar problems...
    Sandra Smith
    16/08/2017 #3 Sandra Smith
    #2 did you see this https://muzzleapp.com/
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    16/08/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #1 Hmm. This could be a good idea for a web app. The StupidCommentsFilter! Ideal for FB, LI, and even Twitter :-)
    Sandra Smith
    16/08/2017 #1 Sandra Smith
    i have the same conundrum multiple times a day on LI... I normally just write it, but honestly, it can lead to some seriously long-winded arguments that i don't need the rest of my network to see!
  3. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    For those of you who are not aware of it yet, there are several educational videos I've published on Safari Books Online in the past few months (I'm actually working on one these days). Here is a short video about these videos, a meta-video if you will :-)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Video for SFO videos
    vimeo.com This is "Video for SFO videos" by Foxy Data Science on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love...
  4. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I've been thinking about the data science mindset a lot in the past few months. Well, I had to, because I was writing a book about it! Anyway, here are my thoughts on it, summarized in a blog article. Enjoy!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Can Someone Develop the Data Science Mindset without Having to Be in the Field for Several Years?
    www.foxydatascience.com Short answer: yes. Longer answer: definitely, as long as they make a conscious effort to cultivate the necessary parts of this mindset and integrate them into a functional whole. Easier said...


    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    13/08/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Interesting. Thanks
  5. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Recently I was thinking about remote work and how more relaxed I've been since I stopped commuting to places. For starters, I now save a lot of money on transportation since I no longer need a car! Anyway, here is an article I wrote about the whole full-time remote working situation. Although this is in a data science setting. some things apply to other fields too.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Why Remote Working Is Highly Congruent with the Data Scientist Role
    www.foxydatascience.com A few years back, working remotely was a sci-fi idea, something people would look forward to in that futuristic society that they would one day inhabit. Over the years, due to certain...
  6. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The past few days I've been working hard on doing the final edits on my new book, Data Science - Mindset, Methodologies, and Misconceptions. It's been very irksome, which is why I took a break and wrote an article about Stats, for my blog. You can check it out using the link below. I can say with 95% confidence that you are bound to get something from it :-)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    A Few Thoughts on Statistics as a Data Science Tool
    www.foxydatascience.com Over the years I have been a bit harsh on Statistics, esp. ever since I got exposed to the propaganda that Stats is the way to go in Data Science. This idea that statistical analyses would be able...


    Gert Scholtz
    04/08/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    "Besides, if it’s one thing that statistics can teach us it’s being methodical and scientific in how we conduct our analyses, qualities that are timeless in the data science field and foxy in their own way." - well said @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
  7. ProducerZacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The 3 Vectors of Aptitude – How a Balanced Professional Is More Valuable than a Merely Experienced One
    The 3 Vectors of Aptitude – How a Balanced Professional Is More Valuable than a Merely Experienced OneThrough my role as the CTO of a consulting and recruiting company for data scientists and A.I. professionals, I come across a lot of candidates. Most of the less promising ones are filtered out by my colleague (which is why I still have faith in...
  8. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Here is another blog article of mine on Data Science, targeted at both data scientists and people managing data science resources. Do you think this would be a good topic for a video? Let me know in the comments!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The 5 Levels of Aptitude in Data Science – Useful Insights for both Data Scientists and People Managing Data Science Teams
    www.foxydatascience.com Recently this article found its way to my Pocket feed. Being a 22 minute read, I was hesitant about whether I should save it since I don’t have the time for such long articles. So, I decided...
  9. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    One thing I love about beBee is that the communications here oftentimes bring about ideas for new articles / posts. Here is one recent one, for all data science / A.I. enthusiasts out there
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Why Kaggle Experience Is Not the Same as Data Science Experience
    www.foxydatascience.com Kaggle is an online community (social medium?) geared towards data science enthusiasts. It aims to link data analytics problems with data analysts with a flair for machine learning and other...
  10. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    They say that "content is king" to illustrate the value of useful info on a website, or a social medium. In data science, the equivalent of content is context, the sense of perspective and relevance of the insights we mine to the problem at hand. You can read more about this in my newest blog article. Thanks
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Why Context is King in Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com In web application there is the adage that β€œcontent is king” putting forward the idea that no matter how good your HTML / CSS / JavaScript code is, you still need to feature some useful...
  11. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Man, I'm on fire today! Here is another article I wrote on the A.I. topic, this time for my blog. Just like most of the posts there, I try to keep the jargon to a minimum. Enjoy!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The Biggest Danger of A.I. May Not Stem from A.I. at All
    www.foxydatascience.com A.I. is great, especially when applied to data science. Many people lately are quite concerned about the various dangers it may entail. This naturally polarizes people, splitting views of the...


    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    18/07/2017 #1 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Im in no means afraid of #AI but the people behind it... Who holds the data control the prize and #AI will provide countless Gigs of data 24/7 knowing
    Us better than ourselves.
  12. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Einstein allegedly said "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." With the Deep Learning frameworks being so complicated that you need an A.I. professional in order to make sense of them, it really makes me wonder "how much of DL tech is really understood by those who create these frameworks?"
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Albert Einstein Quotes
    www.brainyquote.com "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein quotes from...


    Stuart Hagler
    09/08/2017 #1 Stuart Hagler
    At the basic level of how models are set up and how the training process works, they do. However the more interesting level is how the model parameters selected by the training process work together to make particular applications work. This is less well understood but there has been research into how trained and working deep learning models actually process the data. One approach I've found interesting is the use of renormalization theory from physics. This approach shows trained learning models analyzing the data on a sequence of scales.
  13. Souhir Ezzedini

    Souhir Ezzedini

    Souhir Ezzedini
    GhanaSat – 1: The first Ghanaian satellite in space
    scientific-collector.com Africa is growing and Ghana is the perfect example. This West African country has successfully launched its first satellite in space, a very good step towards more space technology mastery in this continent. Ghana has...
  14. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Sentiment Analysis is not just a topic interesting for data science people; it is a valuable resource for an organization too! Check out my latest article on the topic to learn more about how your organization can benefit from S.A.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Sentiment Analysis – A Valuable Tool for Gaining an Edge in Your Industry
    dsp.ai Situation Analysis These days having an edge in a domain requires more than just knowledge of it and good connections with the key players. Oftentimes, you need...
  15. Souhir Ezzedini

    Souhir Ezzedini

    Souhir Ezzedini
    Why do we listen to sad music ?
    scientific-collector.com Music can make us sad and yet we get pleasure to listening to it. A paradox that has intrigued researchers for years. For scientists, music is considered one of the means available ways for humans...
  16. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Hi everyone. Whenever you have a moment, check out my latest article on MAXset, a text analytics company I work for. I tried to abstain from technical jargon as much as possible, so it's an easy read :-)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    MAXset's Main Product: Making Text Data Structured and Comprehensive
    bit.ly Introduction When MAXset did its debut many people saw its uniqueness and value, though only few understood its potential. This is understandable, considering that its approach in text analytics...


    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/06/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    If you don't have time to read an article, you can always check out the video of a demo of MAXset's MVP: https://vimeo.com/221473400. Thanks
  17. Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Upcoming Data Science Webinar
    Topic: A/B testing 101
    Date: 16th May 2017 – 6.30pm, CEST
    Location: Online (Sign up for the link!)
    Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Newsletter Subscription - Data36
    data36.com Subscribe to Data36 Newsletters and you will get 100% useful free data content only. Email Address * Name...
  18. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Even though the past few weeks I've been busy with various projects, I found time to research and write something about Cybersecurity, a very important topic, esp. nowadays. Could it be that A.I. is a major disruptor in this domain too? Read this article to find out!

    Also, I'd like to hear your thoughts on this topic. It's be a favorite topic of mine and probably one of the most fascinating application of A.I., in my view.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Boosting Cybersecurity with the Use of A.I.
    dsp.ai Introduction Cybersecurity, the set of frameworks geared towards protecting computers and computer networks from malicious software and unwarranted access to...
  19. Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Six Easy Graphs to Visualize Correlation Matrices in R
    jamesmarquezportfolio.com I want to share six insightful correlation matrix visualizations that are beautiful and simple to build with only one line of code, however, still provide many customization options for power users to...
  20. Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Machine Learning in Science and Industry slides
    arogozhnikov.github.io Mini-course about machine learning given at GradDays of Heidelberg...
  21. Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Learn Data Analytics in Bash - from scratch - Data36
    Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    Learn Data Analytics in Bash - from scratch - Data36
    data36.com Here are the 7 articles: Data Coding 101 – How to install Python, SQL, R and Bash (for non-devs) Data Coding 101 – Introduction to Bash – ep1 Data Coding...
  22. Juan Luis LΓ³pez Garrancho
    New release: Jupyter Notebook 5.0.
    Jupyter notebook changelog β€” Jupyter Notebook 5.0.0.dev documentation
  23. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Hidden Paradox of Predictability
    The Hidden Paradox of PredictabilityThe weather forecast hasn't been very accurate in our region this year. Warnings of heavy snow storms were mostly false warnings. The response to the warnings was peoples started to store food supplies, fill tanks with fuel for heating homes and...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/03/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala
    #17 I think the situation and circumstances mould us the way unimagined by ourselves. We need to understand those signs by the Almighty. I am privileged to be in connect with a person and an expert like you. Keep inspiring us, Sir.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #16 I am not surprised at all to read your fluency and flow of ideas dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You are a writer and you have the seeds to be a very well known one. I look forward too to reading your buzz on senses. I have just commented on a great buzz by dear @Sara Jacobovici on the smell sense and what a great read it is!. So, you have to excel and you are up to the challenge.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/03/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think the winner would be the one who has the flexibility and adaptability towards change and that person should embrace it immediately. People are often attached to their habits where even an iota of change seems an impossible task for them. Change is constant as been said correctly. As we age we change from the core but it is upon us to maintain our physical and mental beings properly.

    I couldn't resist myself to read and comment on this buzz because I have seen unknown changes in me as I was hit by the circumstances which demanded and snarled for change. I am about to publish a buzz on the topic of senses and I hope it would be liked by everyone as @Sara Jacobovici has encouraged me to pen one.

    Your buzzes are an delight in themselves because it resonates with everyone well to an extent where we need to pick that flipped pages once again from our life.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #15 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #14 WOW! This response is a buzz on its own and a valuable one too @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. My friend you wrote "Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it". Astonishingly, I am writing a buzz based on realizing abstractions and giving them a practical sense. This buzz resulted from reading two contributions on same day by the two grand ladies. @Sara Jacobovici sharing a video on generating music from musical instruments carved from solid ice. The other contribution from @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., who contributed a buzz on "Freezing Your Mind". The freezing mind is the abstract ice instrumentt to generate music. You keep my soul warm dear Manjit even in the freezing ice.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/03/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 #12 My hive colour for paradox, complexity, creativity, innovation and emergence is violet - a metaphor for ultra violet. Feedback itself is not a paradox but a leadership trait, so this hive colour is blue, and if anything you have reminded me that I have been skipping my own system here ! Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it.

    Now when it comes to scientific method and logic and reasoning, my colour for that is magenta (the magenta mind I like the sound of that), which is now separate from culture (yellow like sun). Of course just basic communication skills are GRAY, but it is gray which is at the foundation of learning.

    It is the two end-point colours of the spectrum which are the road less traveled - the Infra-Red of entrepreneurial mindset, financial mind and mathematical thinking and of course the Ultra-Violet. It is however ultra-violet which is my starting point for thinking about creative thinking and magenta my starting point for thinking about critical thinking. Where RED features is as an economics of predictability which is a totally different beast to the economics of possibility. Ironically predictability is red but possibility is violet - but that is the paradox for me here (without diminishing my other colour hives) -

    1. Possibility found through predictability [RED]
    2. Predictability found through possibility [VIOLET]
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for sharing this buzz in the Violet Learning Hive. Tis is a wonderful way to respond to my question addressed to you in my previous comment.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 You are a unique thinker dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Yes, fortunes swing and how many times the result of a game changed in the added extra time? Coaches plan and misfortunes happen like a defender scoring in his own net or a forward missing an empty goal. I love the way you put it "The chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback". I am asking myself now responding to your feedback "A mi comfortable"? May be not as much as I wanted. Why/ Because what if I misunderstood your comment? What if my response is shallow? Sometimes, the greater the comment is; paradoxicaly, the greater the discomfort is. I wonder what color you would give this paradox, Manjit!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 With all honesty I tried to remember the name of the Fermi's Paradox and it just elapsed my memory. Thank you for reminding me of it. There is a lovely reference to youR question and it is startling.

    I shall be back with my personal view once I finish my pondering on your great comment dear @David B. Grinberg
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/03/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback - there is something in the human condition which switches us into certainty mode.

    In tribal settings like a football match, the irony is that the masses buy a soccer ticket for the uncertainty. It is like we give ourselves permission to suffer for our team but go back to form as soon as we have left the stadium. We bite our nails, time stops still when our team is winning and there are just minutes left, whereas the uncertainty of the supporter whose team is losing speeds up their perception of time, they notice every delay in the game, shout invective if the opposing team appears to be time wasting.

    I was fascinated by the mechanics of the recent match between Barcelona and PSG where the temperature of the ground was elevated to fever pitch by the last few minutes of the game where Barcelona clawed back 3 goals to win 6-1 and thus over-turn a 0-4 deficit from the first leg. It was the look on the PSG players which did freeze as the crowd started to heat up collectively with what were essentially the Barcelona tribe clasping hands, praying for the miracle and confused PSG fans who must have sensed that something was unravelling in a weird way - all of this under awesome creation of uncertainty, that the fans paid for. The Barcelona fans went into delirium when in the 5th minute of injury time their team scored the winning goal - and the PSG fans waited for the team to arrive back home and the heat generated by the game led some supporters to damage the players cars.

    Yet a simple weather report will see the same people paradoxically run for safety - stockpiling against the threat of bad weather disrupting their life - even though it is perfectly sunny outside and they have a nagging sense that the weather people can get prediction wrong.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/03/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, as always, Ali. My favorite probability models related to -- you guessed it -- space. My favorite is The Drake Equation which posits the number active advanced intelligence civilizations within our own Milky Way Galaxy (a range from a low of 1,000 to a high of 100,000,000. The antithesis of this model would be Fermi's Paradox (which can be disputed/argued per "Ancient Astronaut Theory" and UFO reporting starting from the dawn of human civilization to the present).
    YOUR thoughts?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/03/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 Great thoughts dear @Sara Jacobovici. I appreciate your differences with me. Yes, local supporters can be of help. Yet; I have watched matches in which the supporters got so furious with the performance of their team and chanted for the opponent. What is assumed to be an asset turned into a liability. Despairing audience may turn their team into a bunch of runners.
    As for the prediction Almanac- it is an astonishing example and I wonder if predictability gets better, same or less. It is a striking example of trying to predict the future.
    In trying to predict, sometimes we increase unpredictability. Is the a behavior of complex systems? I need to think more.
    Thank you Sara for provoking my mind with your astute feedback.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Your buzzes push at my mind to expand and make connections. Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You write: "But football is a game and so is life." It fascinates me how we look to sports and games to understand ourselves and our world. Brilliant economists design games and Einstein was quoted as saying, "God does not play dice with the universe." Now that we can simulate the image of 2 black holes (before they merge), it looks like "bowling" may be the game of the universe. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/image/ligo20160211d

    You write very powerfully: "We prison ourselves in determinism." Although your statement reminds me of what can happen when we take our need to predict to its negative side of the spectrum, it also reminded me of this: "The original Farmer's Almanac founded in 1792, Old Farmer's Almanac is a reference book that contains weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles on a number of topics, including gardening, sports, astronomy, and farming. The Almanac also features anecdotes and a section that predicts trends in fashion, food, home dΓ©cor, technology, and living for the coming year. Released the first Tuesday in the September that precedes the year printed on its cover, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been published continuously since 1792, making it the oldest continuously published periodical in North America."

    And finally, you write: "The closed clusters of supporters can't change the result of the match." As a sports fan with a firm belief in hometown advantage, I beg to differ with you ;-) Thanks for another provocative post Dr. Ali.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/03/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 Wonderfully expressed @Mohammed A. Jawad. You are eloquent and I agree with you. Your mentioning of making assumptions is correct ad relevant. Sadly, mostly our assumptions turn to be wrong.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/03/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #1 You remind me @Harvey Lloyd of the weather forecast that about 20 years ago predicted the weather in Brazil would be unusually frosting. It turned out to be and the price of brazilian coffee beans shot up.
    I fully concur with your lines "...Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within"? Yes, I believe this is the better choice and you put your view firmly on ground with your sound explanations. I feel like saying we progressively live in a world of decreasing predictability.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    12/03/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Oftentimes, we cast off realities and carry on with our own ways; we sometimes take predictions to heart and come up with our own shuddering assumptions and stay behind with still hopes. Presumably, betwixt sheer conjectures and true happenings we miss matters of priorities with our vain miscalculations.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/03/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Two questions or one concept comes to mind in reading your post this morning. Do i make my environment; Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within?

    How you answer the question determines your reliance of predictions. I have always thought that the latter was the question we needed to affirm. By assuming this answer we realize that we are all adrift inside a ever changing environment where we all experience the unpredictability together.

    I like predictions weather and others. But reliance on any prediction is Russian roulette. Our ability to understand the biases in predictions gives us the foresight to read the unfolding events into our own evolving predictions.

    Our weather here has become a off Broadway production. They seem to sell you the weather with great actors. Its great for the milk and egg industry locally. One mention of snow and the local groceries have a field day of sales.
  24. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Today I read an article by this Danish PhD student, who is also an avid Julia user. There he describes how Julia is now something you can find on the Azure VM. Yet, this option that we now take for granted wasn't always there. Believe it or not, there was a time, not too long ago, when Julia was a very niche topic of interest, somewhat irrelevant to data science. So, I decided to write an article myself, to share my thoughts on all this...
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Some Thoughts on Julia Language and Its Role in Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com Julia has been a topic of controversy in the previous year, the year that was critical for the language’s future, at least in the data science domain. In the beginning of that year, while...
  25. Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I've read several books on Data Science over the year and although most of them were quite insightful, there is one thing that was missing and kept bugging me: bugs and mistakes in data science and how we can deal with them! Since getting vexed about it was counter-productive, I decided to make a video about this topic, which is now available at Safari Books Online. Check it out when you have the chance
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Bugs and Mistakes in Data Science [Video]
    www.safaribooksonline.com Data science projects are not so straight-forward in practice. Many hands-on books describe various parts of the process in such a way that you may come to expect everything to ... - Selection from Bugs and Mistakes in Data Science...
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