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Learning Machine

Setting up Miniconda instead and connecting it to Jupyter Notebook.

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I remember when I started learning Python in my university days and found this “thing” called Anaconda.

To me, it was basically an all-in-one Python package that comes bundled with a lot of packages. Goodbye pip install, I can finally focus on the code instead of managing the requirements.

The…


Learning Machine

Hint: definitely not suitable for data science projects

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For the last few days, the story linked above has ranked #1 in “Trending on Medium” list. When I first stumbled upon it, it only had less than 100 claps. Now that it has thousands of them, I feel the need to set things straight.

The key idea of the…


Learning Machine

You have been using it every day without paying attention.

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Throughout my journey working with data, I have discovered a tool that will help save your time and make you more productive, no matter what programming language you are using.

The shell.

When you run any program from the terminal, you are actually using shell to run it. …


Learning Machine

The default MacOS terminal is not for you, or anyone really

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Have you ever bought a mattress?

Let me tell you about my experience with the notorious mattress salesmen.

Salesmen would talk their way into making you buy something you don’t really need or a more expensive version of something you do need.

Personally, I like to shop in peace. That…


On Leave

When quick sort is too quick

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When you hear of sorting algorithm, which one pops up first in your head? Quick sort? Merge sort? Bubble Sort?

Back in university, one of my professors always told the class that quick sort is like the Apple of sorting world because they are very good at marketing. …


The Data Science Experience

You will learn a lot of things, but most of them are probably wrong

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“Oh, don’t worry about it, the model usually took 8 hours to finish.” My then-manager told me on my second day of working in this AI startup. He asked me to do some code refactoring while waiting for it to complete.

Eight hours might sound normal for a large machine…


Learning Machine

Definitely one of the cleverest solutions I have ever come across

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Are you a software engineer or data scientist? Did you ever prepare yourself for coding interviews? If you answer yes for both questions, chances are you have heard of LeetCode.

For those unfamiliar with LeetCode, it is a site filled with thousands of coding problems that people can use to…


Tech Talk

Or at least, what it thinks it knows about you

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197 items. Google tagged me with a list of 197 ad groups to show me. Thirteen of them were specific advertisers such as JetBrains and Facebook, and 184 are my interests, traits, or profile.

In Q3 2020, Google generated $5 billion through its advertising service, Google Ads. This number comes…


Learning Machine

Because not all of Sensible Vim might be sensible for you

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There are 3 possible reasons why you clicked on this story. First, it pops up in your screen as a recommended story. You are not using Vim, but you are curious about Vim and Sensible Vim.

Alternatively, you have been obsessed with Vim for years and you thought “I already…


Learning Machine

Natural emotive high-quality faster-than-real-time text-to-speech synthesis with minimal data

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One beautiful Sunday morning, I saw an unexpected video being recommended by YouTube.

It was a video about Team Fortress 2, an FPS game from 2007 that I have spent 1300 hours on during my high school years.

There are 9 possible characters inside the game, each with their own…

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