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What Zimbabweans are Talking About
  • 23rd November, 2017
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What Zimbabweans are Talking About

The extraordinary events of the last few days that saw the resignation of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, have caused an outpouring of emotion by …

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Nurturing Young Talent
  • 21st November, 2017
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Nurturing Young Talent

About my internship at Ixio Analytics in Cape Town where the data scientists strive to build data science capacity across Africa.

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Lessons on Integration
  • 14th November, 2017
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Lessons on Integration

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin

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The Hex, The Curse and The Recurse
  • 7th November, 2017
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The Hex, The Curse and The Recurse

They say repetition creates mastery.

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Machine Learning vs Statistics : Culture clash?
  • 31st October, 2017
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Machine Learning vs Statistics : Culture clash?

Scientists are mainly interested in inference - the relationship between predictors and outcomes. Data scientists are mostly interested in prediction.

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The Terrorist Shopper
  • 24th October, 2017
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The Terrorist Shopper

At first glance, a heavily indoctrinated terrorist could not be further removed from a young mother browsing shop windows on a Saturday morning.

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Don’t Test This on Your Children
  • 17th October, 2017
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Don’t Test This on Your Children

A few scientists have been known to experiment on their own children - one such scientist being a psychologist interested in the laugh response.

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Upending Science
  • 10th October, 2017
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Upending Science

No amount of modelling could have predicted that consumers stock up on Pop Tarts before a storm. Only the statistical foraging of data science …

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The Joy of Code
  • 3rd October, 2017
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The Joy of Code

English poet William Wordsworth, was at pains to avoid the use of grandiose, elevated, and unfamiliar language. The same applies to writing good code.

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