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Stoicism and Programming

July 14, 2020
Stones on a shore illustrating the balance Stoicism tries to provide..

As everything in life programming comes with ups and downs. There are days when work is flowing and there are other days you are barely able to write a single line of code. Writing code professionally is an endeavor where celebration and frustration are never far apart. How can you best deal with this? What […]

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January 6, 2020

I recently found a quick productivity hack so that I spend more time reading than checking my social media profiles. Does the following sound familiar to you? You have a short break at work, waiting at the coffee machine or you’re sitting on the toilet. Chances are high that you have your smartphone on and […]

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The #1 reason Python rocks for data science

July 5, 2019

A few ago weeks ago we developed a simulation tool at AdTriba. It required solving convex optimization problems; not the stuff we wanted to write ourselves, and so we needed a package for it. For any statistical analysis, the first thing coming to mind is R. R has packages for virtually everything. But we never […]

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Lift analysis – A data scientist’s secret weapon

March 16, 2019

Whenever I read articles about data science I feel like there is some important aspect missing: evaluating the performance and quality of a machine learning model. There is always a neat problem at hand that gets solved and the process of data acquisition, handling, and model creation is discussed, but the evaluation aspect too often […]

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