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SciPy 2015: Cython Tutorial

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-07-06 | tags: scipy conferences python

This morning, I sat in the Cython tutorial by Kurt Smith, of Enthought, at SciPy 2015. We’re only halfway in at the time of starting the writing, but it has been a really useful tutorial!

Tutorial Content

Kurt... (read more)

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Evaluate on a Spider Plot

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-06-27

Observation:

  1. Humans like to measure things.
  2. Humans also like to evaluate things.
  3. Humans usually like to have only one metric for evaluations.

Example: Academic performance.

  1. Performance is... (read more)

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Test All Your Data!

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-06-24

On Monday, I gave my first ever lighting talk at the Boston Python meetup. Though I was kinda nervous right before the talk, overall, I found it to be really fun! My main message was that we should write tests for our data when doing data... (read more)

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Pushing Past Myself

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-06-04

Yesterday, I decided to go for a 5K run on my own. This was a break from my usual routine (which is a routine, now that I’ve finished it at 4 regular intervals) - I solo’d it, rather than running with my running buddy Lin (I didn’t ask him ahead of... (read more)

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Thoughts on Open Data Science Conference

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-06-02 | tags: conferences odsc data science

  1. Great turnout! People from everywhere - Conneticut, Michigan, Boston, Ukraine etc. Many companies as well.
  2. Hiccups with the workshops.

On Talks

All-round mostly high quality talks. Favorites: Booz... (read more)

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How to do Testing as a Practice in Data Analysis

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-05-30 | tags: testing data analysis data science

How can we do tests for our data as a data scientist? Here's my first blog post on how I think data tests can be written. Basically, if you depend on it, write a test for it!

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PyCon 2015 - A Long-Overdue Report

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-05-29 | tags: pycon conferences python

My thoughts on another wonderful year at PyCon!

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The Roost Stand

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-05-01 | tags: gadgets gear

In praise of the Roost stand, which I bought from Kickstarter!

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Semantic Versioning for Papers: A Manifesto

written by Eric J. Ma on 2015-04-03 | tags: data science versioning software development academia grad school paper writing

On how to do semantic versioning of papers.

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