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Geofencing is a useful technique with a wide range of applications whenever one is handling location data. It can be used to signal notifications or flag alerts based on proximity to an individual or landmark. In data science, it is often used in feature engineering and creating boundaries for visualizations.


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I have a confession to make: I keep this blog not entirely out of a desire to express myself. I don’t necessarily have an undying need to record my thoughts and share them with the public. …


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There is a frequency distribution often seen in the natural world that on first glance may challenge the intuitions of what may be expected of how data should be distributed. It can be seen in data distributions including those of populations, financial statements, and genomic data. …


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Recently, a friend got a call from her local pharmacy, informing her that she could come in early to get her COVID-19 vaccine, though there was a catch—she had originally arranged to receive the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, but the pharmacy only had the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine available for…


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The first utilities that an aspiring, python-wielding data scientist must learn include numpy and pandas. …


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Convolutional Neural Networks are a class of deep learning networks that can be used for high-complexity problems which many industries face, and they even push against limiting bounds of human possibility—from detection of terminal medical conditions from magnetic resonance imaging, to allowing for the possibility of fully autonomous vehicles, and…


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Researchers at NVIDIA just developed a new technology that will take video streaming compression, manipulation, and deepfakes to a new standard. …


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On December 3rd, Luminar Technologies, a company that develops sensors and software for passenger vehicles and trucks, went public.

The Autonomy Solutions segment of the company designs, manufactures, and sells LiDAR(light detection and ranging) sensors, and the related perception and autonomy software solutions necessary in utilizing such sensors. This technology…


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Just days in to hands-on learning data manipulation with Pandas, my instructor paused to make a point. “Do yourself a favor,” he said to the class, with more intention than ever before, “before going too much further in learning Pandas, watch this talk on vectorization.”

The value of vectorization seemed…

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