Category Archives: statistical analysis

How Does An Astronomer Become A Data Scientist?

I have been asked this question by several junior colleagues, so I thought my answer might be valuable to a broader audience. In particular, these young scientists were keen to learn how their skills might be transferable to another field. … Continue reading

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Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn (I) – PyCon 2015

An excellent introduction to machine learning, by Jake VanderPlas at PyCon 2015. Long, but full of useful information.

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SciPy 2013 From A Distance

SciPy 2013 was the twelfth annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, held this year in Austin, TX, from June 24 to June 29. I was unable to attend, so I am giving this report from a distance based on the … Continue reading

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Using R For Statistical Analysis – Two Useful Videos

Many people use R, an extensible, community-maintained language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a powerful system, but one of the complaints I have heard is that getting started can be a little difficult. So this week, … Continue reading

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