Lynx Roundup, February 26th 2020

Lynx Roundup, February 26th 2020

Code review best practices! Using iloc and loc in Pandas! Test-driven development for data science!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

The (un-)expected link between the human and the artificial mind
Code Review Best Practices
At my current company,we do a fair amount of code reviews. I had never done one beforeI started here so it was a new experience for me. I think it’s a goo...
How to use iloc and loc for Indexing and Slicing Pandas Dataframes

Unique dendritic sticky particles formed by harnessing ‘liquid chaos’
New research from North Carolina State University shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet—the ability to stick to just about any surface—can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical branching on the…
Paper leaks showing a quantum computer doing something a supercomputer can’t
Google’s system generates quantum statistics that we just can’t simulate.
Test Driven Development is essential for good data science. Here’s why.
tl;dr Although test-driven development (TDD) doesn’t make these problems magically go away, we believe it helps… considerably. I head up the growing Data Science team at the UK Hydrographic Office…


Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.