NumPy and SciPy

Python For Science Python plays a pivotal role in the data science and academic communities. This is largely due to Python’s capabilities in terms of flexibility, simplicity, readability, and most importantly a strong basis of numerical libraries. The powerhouse libraries for numerical analysis are NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas and almost all higher level libraries, such Scikit-Learn, are built on top of them.


In this presentation, I’ll cover the strengths of Python’s numerical tools and how to best use them. We will cover basic statistics, optimization, data modeling, and basic machine learning practices. Industry and academic examples will be covered via IPython Notebook to demonstrate where the tools shine Speaker: 

 

Bio

The speaker will be Eli Bressert. Eli is a data scientist at Stitch Fix, a board member and consultant for Authorea, and author of the O’Reilly book, “SciPy and NumPy”. He was a data scientist at Jawbone and a fellow at the Insight Data Science program in Silicon Valley. Previously, he received a post-doc fellowship in Australia investigating star-formation and young stellar clusters. Eli is one of the founding developers for two well-known astrophysics Python packages ATpy and APLpy. 

*This is a Bay Area Python Interest Group (BayPIGgies) organized event. Please also see their web page: http://baypiggies.net/

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  • Michael C C.

    Anyone know where the ipython notebook he used is located?

    1 · July 25, 2014

    • Craig

      Looks like it hasn't been posted yet. In checking both Github and nbviewer.ipython.org , which mirrors the former, I found the set of examples from Eli's book that he mentioned:

      July 25, 2014

    • Craig

      1 · July 25, 2014

  • al f.

    Yet another video: http://youtu.be/UlQYzfzWCf4

    July 24, 2014

  • Paul K.

    Any chance to do 2 min lightning talks for python projects? I've got a cool one if so.

    2 · July 24, 2014

    • Glen J.

      Of course. After the presentation we have "announcements"­ and "random access"... Pitch your idea during announcements.

      1 · July 24, 2014

    • Paul K.

      Sweet. Excited to share https://forms.blockspr...­

      2 · July 24, 2014

  • Nwokedi

    This is probably moot, but the reminder email states 2027 (vs. 2025) Steirlin Ct. I'm assuming the buildings are sufficiently close and the signage is sufficiently visible that ultimately nobody will end up being confused by this--but I'm pointing it out just in case.

    July 24, 2014

    • Grant R.

      The building entrances are about 40 feet from each other

      July 24, 2014

  • Andrew W.

    Cool! Will there be any discussion of pandas by any chance?

    July 10, 2014

    • Andrew W.

      Oops I saw mention of pandas above ...

      July 10, 2014

    • Glen J.

      There will be a great discussion on pandas next month.

      1 · July 24, 2014

  • Brandon P.

    When do the doors open?

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Glen J.

      Closer to 7:15. It really depends upon the security guard and how organized things get (or don't get) it's been confusing at times. I'm in Mountain View now and heading to the campus (I always go early to head off any confusion).

      July 24, 2014

  • Manoj

    Will there be a live broadcast?

    2 · July 21, 2014

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