Lynx Roundup, September 15th 2019

Lynx Roundup, September 15th 2019

Explaining Split-Apply-Combine! Intro to RNNs! Teaching AI Teamwork with Deepmind!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
How to use the Split-Apply-Combine strategy in Pandas groupby
Pandas groupby-apply is an invaluable tool in a Python data scientist’s toolkit. You can go pretty far with it without fully understanding all of its internal intricacies. However, sometimes that…
Announcing PartiQL: One query language for all your data | Amazon Web Services
Data is being gathered and created at rates unprecedented in history. Much of this data is intended to drive business outcomes but, according to the Harvard Business Review, “…on average, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making decisions…” The root of the probl…
An Introduction to Recurrent Neural Networks for Beginners -
A simple walkthrough of what RNNs are, how they work, and how to build one from scratch in Python.
Self-documenting code is (mostly) nonsense
I just got through reading Cindy S Cheung’s great article on technical documentation and why devs need to explain their code better, and I have to say I completely agree. I’ve been at this IT game a…
Jupyter is the new Excel (but not for your boss)
Jupyter Notebooks aren’t always suitable to present directly to management. This article discusses possible export formats such as Excel, and sanitised and safe hosted versions of Jupyter.


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.