Lynx Roundup, May 11th 2018

Lynx Roundup, May 11th 2018

Daily roundup of Data Science news around the industry, 5/11/2018.

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Authoring Custom Jupyter Widgets
Jupyter interactive widgets enhance the notebook experience by allowing users to create graphical user interfaces. They enable richer interaction with the data and computing resources. While the…
☄️ Python’s nested data operator (and CLI), for all your declarative restructuring needs. Got data? Glom it! ☄️ - mahmoud/glom
A Thermodynamic Answer to Why Birds Migrate | Quanta Magazine
New modeling studies suggest that birds migrate to strike a favorable balance between their input and output of energy.
Want to Prove Your Business Is Fair? Audit Your Algorithm
A slew of tech companies are opening up their inner workings to outside evaluators, including Weapons of Math Destruction author Cathy O’Neil
Why your next open source project may only be an interface
We are likely to see more open interfaces and metaframeworks emerge, but they have their drawbacks.
Bayesian Optimal Pricing, Part 1
Pricing is a common problem faced by businesses, and one that can be addressed effectively by Bayesian statistical methods. We’ll step through a simple example and build the background necessary to extend get involved with this approach.Let’s start with some hypothetical data. A small company has t…
American Economic Association
Machine Learning: An Applied Econometric Approach by Sendhil Mullainathan and Jann Spiess. Published in volume 31, issue 2, pages 87-106 of Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2017, Abstract: Machines are increasingly doing “intelligent” things. Face recognition algorithms use a large dataset o…
Data science is science’s second chance to get causal inference right: A classification of data science tasks
Causal inference from observational data is the goal of many data analyses inthe health and social sciences. However, academic statistics has often frownedupon data analyses with a causal objective. The introduction of the term “datascience” provides a historic opportunity to redefine data analys…
How to write modular, readable SQL using named result sets and functions
by Lak Lakshmanan How to write modular, readable SQL using named result sets and functionsMy professional journey in computers has involved C++, then Java, and nowPython. SQL remains, at best, a foreign language. For my own sanity, therefore,I’ve brought some of my programming best practices to …
Introducing the Checks API, a better way to connect integrations and code
Protein synthesis in brain tissue is much higher than previously thought.
Smeets et al. use stable isotope methodology during temporal lobe resection surgery to demonstrate protein synthesis rates exceeding 3% per...
How Is Data Science Transforming Web Development?
Convert CSV files into a SQLite database. Contribute to simonw/csvs-to-sqlite development by creating an account on GitHub.


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.