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Data Science Weekly Newsletter
December 17, 2015

Editor's Picks

  • Rap Analysis Project
    A data science exploration of rap lyrics and what it takes to make it onto the billboard charts...

A Message From This Week's Sponsor

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    Learn how to make richly interactive data visualizations for your open data science project with Anaconda and Bokeh. The webinar will be presented by Peter Wang, CTO & Co-founder of Continuum Analytics. Peter is the creator of Bokeh, the interactive visualization framework.
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Data Science Articles & Videos

  • A Look into Machine Learning's First Cheating Scandal
    At the end of May, the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition, or LSVRC (currently the word’s top annual computer vision contest) announced that a team had violated competition policies by over-submitting results...
  • Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI
    As humanity debates the threats and opportunities of advanced artificial intelligence, we are simultaneously enabling that technology through the increasing use of personalization that is understanding and anticipating our needs through sophisticated machine learning solutions...
  • How Pikazo Turns Your Photos Into Magic
    The latest photo app to grab the world by the eyeballs is called Pikazo. Created by a programmer and an artist, the app “simulates a visual cortex” and takes 10 minutes to change a normal picture into something out of the Tate Modern. Here is how it works...
  • Data Visualization: How to Tell Stories with Data
    In this episode we learn about data visualization with Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic. If you want to make your presentations more powerful for a business world that is driven by data, you won’t want to miss this conversation...
  • The Power of Depth for Feedforward Neural Networks
    We show that there are simple functions expressible by small 3-layer feedforward neural networks, which cannot be approximated by a 2-layer network, to more than a certain constant accuracy, unless its width is exponential in the dimension...
  • What questions to ask to find out more about a Data Science job?
    You're heading out to a Meetup and wondering what you should do to make the most of the networking opportunities. Or, perhaps you have an informational interview with a Data Scientist and/or Hiring Manager and want to get the most from it to help with your job application...


  • Data Scientist - Match - New York, NY
    We're looking for a clever, passionate, and detail-oriented Data Scientist to continue the momentum we’re building surrounding our flagship brands including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, and our 25+ portfolio of brands. This role is fast paced and packed with interesting challenges as you optimize our inventory. Your work will not only have a decisive impact on Match Media revenue, but you'll be improving the lives of our millions of users by bringing them the highest quality ad experience possible...

Training & Resources

  • TensorDebugger (TDB)
    Visual debugger for deep learning. It extends TensorFlow (Google's Deep Learning framework) with breakpoints + real-time visualization of the data flowing through the computational graph...
  • Visual Genome
    Visual Genome is a dataset, a knowledge base, an ongoing effort to connect structured image concepts to language...


  • Doing Math with Python Shows you how to use Python to delve into high school–level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus...
    "A book that is educational, fun and useful..."... For a detailed list of books covering Data Science, Machine Learning, AI and associated programming languages check out our resources page...

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