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Issue #142

A weekly newsletter with the latest developments in Data Science and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.​

Bruno Gonçalves

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Superb Owl edition of the Sunday Briefing.

This week we’re happy to announce we have just published Epidemic Models: the role of degree correlations on the Graphs for Science Substack. We’ve also recently published in Medium a recap of the Top 10 Books we read in 2021, and took a dive into Christmas Tree Animation in the Visualization for Science substack.

On our regularly scheduled content we have an introduction to the A* Algorithm, a look at how Zillow’s Shuttered Home-Flipping Business Lost $881 Million in 2021 and Weak vs. Strong Memory Models.

From the Ivory Tower, we have just received MadMax: Analyzing the Out-of-Gas World of Smart Contracts, a look at how we we can Red Team Language Models with Language Models.

This weeks ‘Data Science Book’ highlight is Data Science Book is “Interactive Dashboard and Data Apps with Plotly and Dash” by E. Dabbas. As always you can find all the previous book recommendations on our website. In the video of the week we have a tutorial on Numerical integration using scipy.

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Semper discentes,

The D4S Team

The latest post on the Graphs for Data Science substack: Epidemic Models: the role of degree correlations is now out.You should Sign Up to make sure you never miss a post!

The latest post on the Visualization for Data Science substack: Christmas Tree Animation is now out, Don’t forget to Subscribe so you’re first in line to receive every post.

The latest post in the CoVID-19 series, ‘How to model the effects of vaccination’ takes a look at how simple modifications of the SIR model can help us better understand how vaccines work. As usual, all the code is available in GitHub: http://github.com/DataForScience/Epidemiology101

The latest post in the Causality series covers section ‘3.7 — Mediation’, a recipe to calculate the controlled directed effect. The code for each blog post in this series is hosted by a dedicated GitHub repository: https://github.com/DataForScience/Causality

This weeks Data Science Book is “Interactive Dahsboard and Data Apps with Plotly and Dash” by E. Dabbas. In our lives as data scientists and machine learning engineers, we are often called upon to develop Dashboards and other Data Drive apps to communicate results or to monitor the performance of models deployed to production. Plotly and Dash are the current State of the Art libraries for interactive visualizations with a web frontend. This book does a remarkable job of getting you up to speed with both of these libraries taking you from basic to advanced level through practical building blocks that you can immediately customize for your own use.

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Tutorials and blog posts that came across our desk this week.

  1. Introduction to the A* Algorithm [redblobgames.com]
  2. Zillow’s Shuttered Home-Flipping Business Lost $881 Million in 2021 [wsj.com]
  3. Professor’s perceptron paved the way for AI — 60 years too soon [news.cornell.edu]
  4. The Third Web [tante.cc]
  5. sci-hub database [sci-hub.ru]
  6. Weak vs. Strong Memory Models [preshing.com]
  7. Computer Scientists Prove Why Bigger Neural Networks Do Better [quantamagazine.org]
  8. An Ancient Geometry Problem Falls to New Mathematical Techniques [quantamagazine.org]

Some of the most interesting academic papers published recently

Interesting discussions, ideas or tutorials that came across our desk.

Numerical integration using scipy

​All the videos of the week are now available in our Youtube playlist.

Opportunities to learn from us:

  1. Feb 25, 2022 — Deep Learning for Everyone [Register]
  2. Mar 04, 2022 — Time Series for Everyone [Register]
  3. Mar 07, 2022 — Advanced Time Series for Everyone [Register]
  4. Apr 20, 2022 — Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Everyone [Register] 🆕
  5. Apr 27, 2022 — NLP with Deep Learning for Everyone [Register] 🆕

Long form tutorials:

  1. Natural Language Processing 5.5h, covering basic and advancing techniques using NLTK and Keras
  2. Times Series Analysis for Everyone 6h covering data pre-processing, visualization, ARIMA, ARCH and Deep Learning models

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