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Python for Data Science: What Makes It Perfect?

by Analytics Insight
June 26, 2021
Everyone is talking about Python’s capability as a programming language for data science. Besides web development, Python is taking over big data analytics and the Artificial Intelligence industry. Python programming language is now surpassing R as the topmost choice for data science applications.There are various reasons for Python to be one of the best data science languages. It is the third most popular programming language, according to TIOBE’s index. Python’s usefulness in academic and statistical models makes it a good contender for…

Cryptocurrency regulatory clarity needed, 2 in GOP tell SEC

Key Republicans in Washington are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide additional guidance on how cryptocurrencies are regulated.
“For investors to benefit from a fair and competitive marketplace, federal agencies should answer questions about whether — and if so, how — new and emerging technologies fit under existing regulations,” said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. in a statement Friday. Mr. Toomey said SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s “failure to provide clear rules of the road for cryptocurrencies underscores the need for Congress to act.”
Following a Senate Banking…

Machine learning in Earth and environmental science requires education and research policy reforms

National Water and Climate Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture, Portland, OR, USASean W. FlemingCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USASean W. Fleming, James R. Watson & Ashley EllensonWater Resources Graduate Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USASean W. FlemingDepartment of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSean W. Fleming & Alex J. CannonDepartment of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State…

DeFi risks and protocol safety with Tarun Chitra of Gauntlet Network

In this week’s interview with Alex Fazel of crypto edutainment channel Cryptonites, Tarun Chitra discusses the difference between Proof of Stake (PoS) vs Proof of Work (PoW), layer-one protocols, and the risks involved with blockchain tools.Chitra is CEO at Gauntlet Network, the financial modeling and simulation platform for blockchains, which he co-founded with Rei Chiang in 2018.For the past seven years, he has been working on simulation-based R&D at the intersection of high-performance computing and AI. His research includes some of the first academic papers examining the economic…

JetBrains Releases IDE “DataSpell” Especially For Data Scientists

JetBrains recently announced the official release of DataSpell, its new data science IDE. DataSpell by JetBrains is designed specifically for those involved in exploratory data analysis and prototyping ML models. It combines the interactivity of Jupyter notebooks with the intelligent Python and R coding assistance of PyCharm in one ergonomic environment.
DataSpell supports both local and remote Jupyter notebooks. It is possible to work with them right inside the IDE exactly as using traditional web-based notebooks. The main advantage of DataSpell over Jupyter or JupyterLab is the…

Ship detection on Sentinel-2 images with Mask R-CNN model

Deep LearningShip Detection on Sentinel-2 Images with Mask R-CNN ModelA time analysis of maritime traffic using PyTorch and open dataPhoto by Steve Doig on UnsplashAs part of a larger ML project, we decided to explore the possibility to assess maritime traffic using publicly available satellite images. In particular, our goal was to estimate a time series that is representative of the volume of the maritime traffic observed over time in a given region. In this article, we discuss the methodology and results obtained.Note: all code discussed in the following is available on my personal…

Amazon brings RStudio to Amazon SageMaker for machine learning • DEVCLASS

Amazon has added the RStudio development environment for the R language to its SageMaker machine learning service, claiming it as the first integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud for data scientists working on machine learning with R.

The open source R language has long been a tool of choice for statisticians, quantitative analysts, data scientists, and machine learning engineers, according to Amazon. RStudio is one of the most popular development environments among R developers for machine learning and data science projects.

Now, in partnership…

$BTC: ARK Invest CEO Explains Why Institutional Investors Are Getting Into Bitcoin

Recently, Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”), talked about institutional investment in Bitcoin.

During a virtual interview on November 17 with Barron’s Senior Managing Editor Lauren R. Rublin, Wood said that large institutional investors are making a move into Bitcoin and pointed out the lack of correlation between crypto and other assets.

According to a report about this interview by The Daily Hodl, Wood said:

“We can see who’s moving in and it looks like strong,…

Sony and Samsung’s zero-sum rivalry may be recast in the metaverse

In every great historical rivalry — from military commanders and sporting legends to fizzy drinks and R&B divas — the desire for the rival’s destruction usually conceals a terrible throb of awe.And so, for many hotly-contested years, it was with Sony and Samsung — two of the world’s greatest tech companies, bruisingly and brilliantly entwined in their war for dominance. Since then, their strategies and skills (one currently has its eye on Indian Premier League cricket, the other on a $17bn Texan chip plant) have diverged. But the pair, say investors, also look destined to…

Top Ways Python is Helping the World Financial Ecosystem in 2021

by Disha Sinha
November 3, 2021
Python is one of the top programming languages in different industries across the world in the last few years. It is well-known as a versatile, open-source, and multi-paradigm programming language besides Java, R, and so on. Developers have started using Python in fintech companies as it provides reliable solutions to different fields efficiently without any potential error. The financial ecosystem has started harnessing this programming language for running code without mistakes in fintech services. Thus, let us explore some of the applications of…

Python is devouring data science

Back in 2015 I wrote that “Python’s data science training wheels increasingly lead to the R language,” suggesting that the more serious companies get about data science, the more they’ll want the heft of R. Boy, that perspective hasn’t aged well.In fact, as a recent Terence Shin analysis of more than 15,000 data scientist job postings suggests, Python adoption keeps growing even as the more specialist R language is in decline. This isn’t to suggest that data scientists will drop R anytime soon. More likely, we’ll continue to see both Python and R…

11 Data Science Programming Languages to Know in 2021

In Drew Conway’s famous Venn diagram of data science skills, programming chops might be the most elusive target. New libraries and packages are constantly emerging — and sometimes even entire new programming languages enter the stage.

True, Python continues to dominate. But despite its widespread footing and ease of use, it hardly holds a monopoly in data science. And the alternatives extend well beyond R, despite what partisans in the tired Python vs. R debate might have you think.

Which Programming Language Is Best for Data Science?Python is extremely popular in data science thanks…

Excel, Python, and the future of data science

The world of data science is awash in open source: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Python, R, and much more. But the most widely used tool in data science isn’t open source, and it’s usually not even considered a data science tool at all.It’s Excel, and it’s running on your laptop.Excel is “the most successful programming system in the history of homo sapiens,” says Anaconda CEO Peter Wang in an interview “because regular ‘muggles’ can take this tool…put their data in it…ask their questions…[and] model things.” In short, it’s easy to be…

More Than Just P2E, PlaceWar Creates a Gamified Multi-chain and Open Internet Culture Metaverse

From east to west, PlaceWar is a global phenomenon!
PlaceWar is a multi-chain decentralized strategic play-to-earn social gaming universe with fascinating artillery gameplay that allows players to develop and define the view of the in-game world via conflicts and alliances.
PlaceWar, inspired by Worm and r/place, is a gamified and open Internet culture metaverse that puts users in charge. You may expect a gaming experience unlike any other Play-To-Earn game you’ve played before. They blend warfare and creativity while also ensuring that an incentive structure…

Making the Maximum Use of Disruptive Technologies to Boost the Growth of Pharma and Other Industries

Alberto Pascual: Making the Maximum Use of Disruptive Technologies to Boost the Growth of Pharma and Other IndustriesIDBS helps research and development (R&D) teams around the world to make discoveries that have the potential to transform the lives of people worldwide. The company’s diverse customer list includes 22 of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies and other R&D-driven organizations in the biotechnology, agricultural sciences, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, food and beverage, and healthcare, serving over 50,000 researchers in 25 countries.IDBS helps provide a foundation…

The Tolkien estate has smote JRR Token — but the NFTs persist

It seems our prediction that a Lord of the Rings-themed “JRR Token” cryptocurrency was destined for the fires of Mount Doom was accurate — the World Intellectual Property Organization (or WIPO) has declared that it violated a trademark belonging to the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien, and ordered that one of the project’s web domains be transferred to that estate (via the Financial Times).
If you’re unfamiliar with JRR Token (not Tolkien), here’s the lore — it was a cryptocurrency project that drew heavy inspiration from The Lord of the Rings. Its tagline was “The One…

Lethal Injection; Frontline E.R. Doctor Gives Chilling Account of Unusual Vaccine-Induced Illness -…

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Rare ‘Dune’ Manuscript Bought on DAO’s Behalf for $3M, but It Only Raised $700K

Jodorowsky’s “Dune” manuscript is essentially a massive storyboard for one of the most famous movies never made. The Chilean auteur spent the mid-70s casting and writing his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel (Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, H.R. Giger, and Pink Floyd were among the collaborators on board), but ran well over budget, and never completed it. A 2013 documentary, “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” chronicled the development process and offered a few tantalizing glimpses of the manuscript itself. David Lynch ended up directing the first film adaptation of “Dune”…

New data science platform speeds up Python queries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a new data science framework that allows users to process data with the programming language Python — without paying the “performance tax” normally associated with a user-friendly language.

The new framework, called Tuplex, is able to process data queries written in Python up to 90 times faster than industry-standard data systems like Apache Spark or Dask. The research team unveiled the system in research presented at SIGMOD 2021, a premier data processing conference, and have…

No-Code Analytics – The Best Introduction to Data Science

by Analytics Insight
November 21, 2021
No-code analytics has been one of the best additions in the data science space.IntroductionAlthough reading books and watching lectures is a great way to learn analytics – it is best to start doing. However, it can be quite tricky to start doing when it comes to languages such as Python and R if someone does not have a coding background. Not only do you need to know what you are doing in terms of analytical procedures, but you also need to understand the nuances of programming languages which adds onto the list of things to learn to just get…

Riesgos de estafa y efectos ambientales, algunas de las críticas a los juegos con NFT

Todo un sacudón en la industria de los videojuegos ha ocasionado la llegada de los NFT (Non Fungible Token), coleccionables digitales únicos e irrepetibles verificados por una cadena blockchain.
Según explicó el CEO de R-Next, Roberto Ardila, dentro de estos juegos cada personaje creado por un usuario es un token que puede venderse a otros por criptomonedas. Por lo tanto, todo el progreso, personalización y otros detalles únicos están ligados a este, por lo que un “muy buen personaje” puede alcanzar altos valores en el mercado digital.
Ganar dinero por jugar videojuegos…

A group of crypto investors is trying to buy a copy of the Constitution — for $40 million

By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business

A group of cryptocurrency investors is taking the notion “We the people” from the US Constitution to the next level. They are actually pooling money to try to buy a rare copy of the document — and they claim to have raised $40 million to do so.

Auction house Sotheby’s is planning to sell an early copy of the Constitution Thursday. A group known as Constitution DAO says they want to buy it and will partner with another entity to display it.

“The eventual home must have the expertise to properly house, store, and maintain the…

New AI Model Works With Wider Variety of Human Languages

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed an AI model that enables computers to process a wider variety of human languages. This is an important step forward in the field given how many languages are often left behind in the programming process. African languages often don’t get focused on by computer scientists, which has led to natural language processing (NLP) capabilities being limited on the continent. The new language model was developed by a team of researchers at the University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.The research was presented…

Addressing common rollup misconceptions : ethereum

Awareness about rollups is increasing exponentially, but there are still too many bad takes. Here, I’ll address some of these myths and misconceptions to the best of my knowledge. Feel free to ask more questions, I’ll edit them in. Also, please correct me if I get something wrong.I believe a lot of misconceptions are because people are stuck with the old monolithic blockchain ways where it is assumed that there’s only one way to do things, and that is that one blockchain will do everything. So, let’s begin with that, and also, thanks to r/ethfinance users for contributing these…