Toolkits for Machine Learning

Just use one and stick to it

There are many toolkits available for doing typical data analysis/data mining/machine learning tasks. There are programming languages, libraries, frameworks and development environments to choose from. Some are aimed at solving particular problems, others at techniques and algorithms. This presents a challenge to all the newcomers. Which toolkits to learn? Just one? All of them? I’ve done the mistake of trying to use too many. I’ve been using R, Octave, Python and Matlab on and off. [Read More]

Applied Machine learning

From Calculus to Jupyter

I’m going to break another blogging taboo. Namely, I admit the prolonged silence. Somehow, talking about the blogging platform hasn’t killed this blog so, who knows, maybe this won’t either. I’ve been busy changing from one awesome job to another, which I’ll talk about in a separate post. From now on, though, I’ll keep posting once a week, rotating a few persistent themes: technology (software engineering and machine learning), sports (cycling, running, training), travel and personal reflections. To keep up I’ll give myself roughly 1 hour per week to get the post published. We’ll see how that goes…

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The sorrows of high-paid work

What to do when you’re in a handsomely paid position but feel dreadful of most working days? When you feel like you’re not challenged, your mind rotting away while others are excited about their work? What to do when you’re paid a fortune to do the work you hate or even abhor? I wish I have come across a post like this 2, 3, maybe 4 years ago. I probably won’t open anyone’s eyes but if just one person in the same pair of shoes finds this post encouraging and gets provoked to think further I consider my mission complete.

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30th anniversary bike tour

2 days, from North to South along route 3

Not even a week has passed since the Ironman bike race but I was already on two wheels cycling across Switzerland. I’ve crossed Switzerland once from West to East in just one go but last week I turned 30 so I looked for something less challenging and more relaxing to celebrate the moment. I took a Friday off and went off on a 2-day bike tour across the country. This time from North to South…

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