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Plotting with Python and Pandas – Libraries for Data Visualisation

Anyone familiar with the use of Python for data science and analysis projects has googled some combination of “plotting in python”, “data visualisation in python”, “barcharts in python” at some point. It’s not uncommon to end up lost in a sea of competing libraries, confused and alone, and just to go home again! The purpose …

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Python Pandas read_csv – Load Data from CSV Files

CSV (comma-separated value) files are a common file format for transferring and storing data. The ability to read, manipulate, and write data to and from CSV files using Python is a key skill to master for any data scientist or business analysis. In this post, we’ll go over what CSV files are, how to read CSV files into Pandas DataFrames, and how to write DataFrames back to CSV files post analysis.

Word Embeddings in Python with Spacy and Gensim

This post shows how to load, use, and make your own word embeddings using Python. Use the Gensim and Spacy libraries to load pre-trained word vector models from Google and Facebook, or train custom models using your own data and the Word2Vec algorithm. This post is a direct follow-on from the introductory Word Embeddings post, and will show you how to get started using word vectors with your own models and systems.

Get Busy with Word Embeddings – An Introduction

This post provides an introduction to “word embeddings” or “word vectors”. Word embeddings are real-number vectors that represent words from a vocabulary, and have broad applications in the area of natural language processing (NLP). We examine training, use, and properties of word embeddings models, and look at how and why you should look to use word embeddings over older bag-of-words techniques in your data science and language modelling tasks.

Using big data to create better mobile video games

A lot of modern-day games, especially the ones being developed for mobile, are built on business models revolving around data. Understanding how the audience thinks and responds with a product, as well as knowing how retention works in gaming, are both important in paving the way for the future of gaming.

Batch CSV Geocoding in Python with Google Maps API

Geocode your addresses for free with Python and Google For a recent project, I ported the “batch geocoding in R” script over to Python. The script allows geocoding of large numbers of string addresses to latitude and longitude values using the Google Maps Geocoding API. The Google Geocoding API is one of the most accurate geocoding …

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