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Raw Data to Machine Learning to Decision-Tree: step-by-step

We have data on consumer loans and consumers’ basic info such as income, credit score, and status of the loans. What the loaner wants to know the risk of loaning to specific categories of consumers. Actuaries do this all the time, and while I’m not and never desire to be one, I find that the […]

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Coding Education STEM

Estimating reading time for any content (Python)

We occasionally see reading time estimates in online news, blog sites, and even in promotional contents. This estimate is important because it tells the reader upfront how much the content may take to read. There are several extensive studies done internationally (in English speaking countries) that demonstrate that people tend to read messages/contents up to […]

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Coding Education STEM

Using Directions & Travel APIs with Excel, Python. 1/2

In this blog, I’ll share tips on how to consume RESTful APIs for maps. Specifically, getting a location point info, getting distance and travel times between two points, and even turn-by-turn driving directions. With the techniques, we can also get walking and transit mode of travel info. I’ll be leveraging Bing Maps APIs as they’re […]

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Analytics Coding Education STEM

Be the right kind of ‘Mean’

No, I’m not talking about stingy, spiteful kind…rather mathematical mean: arithmetic and statistical means to be exact. In fact, a handful of mean functions and applications. In most common situations, when we say ‘Mean’ even the statisticians mean the Average…or the arithmetic mean we all know since early childhood. We continue use it because while […]

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