Max's Musings

DC >> NYC to learn data science

Are you learning or experimenting with Apache Spark? Do you want to quickly use Spark with a Jupyter iPython Notebook and Pyspark, but don’t want to go through a lot of complicated steps to install and configure your computer? Are you in the same position as many of my Metis...

In project 1, we focused on learning the fundamental components of the Data Science “toolkit” by analyzing NYC MTA Subway data. In project 2, code-named Project Luther, we built on those fundamentals and learned new concepts and analysis techniques such as web data scraping and linear regression to predict something...

Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts and text snippets I’ve shared with others during Pair Programming sessions that have been well received. They’ve saved me countless hours programming and my hope is you’ll be able to start using some of these techniques to become a more efficient Python programmer....

In my second project at Metis, I wanted to develop a linear regression model to predict the number of Academy Award nominations for a movie. In order to collect the data to develop my model, I had to scrape a lot of movie data from BoxOfficeMojo.com. One of the major...