Amazing, once you get it to actually work…

Tensorboard is a great tool for visualizing in real-time the neural network modeling process.

Tensorboard is great for live-model tracking and visualizations across node epochs, as well as for creating interactive insights you can share in presentations and applications. The visual accompaniment to Tensorflow however runs into issues on Windows 10, and set up can be frustrating if not utilizing the correct callbacks and server direction.

As one who suffered from trying to get Tensorboard to work correctly with Windows 10, I figured to save you from this issue by compiling my workaround and callback settings for the masses. …


Options for Speaking Your Data Science Love Language

Merge your love of SQL with your new flame, Python

In the world of data analysis and data science, interacting with databases internally is largely relegated to storage solutions provided by Database Management Systems (DBMS). Among these solutions, there exist options such as Alteryx, dbt, and of course the reigning king of DBMS, SQL.

One overlooked facet of SQL — outside of the DBMS framework — is the ability to use it alongside and within your Python IDE of choice. Today we will talk about the options available for utilizing SQL with Python, and also some options available for standalone SQL-specific IDEs.

Getting Started with SQL Databases in Python

We will go over connecting to the databases…


Give your hardware (and sanity) a break by letting the cloud do the work for you

Cloud Computing taking the jobs of our local machines!

Amazon Web Services (alongside alternative options such as Azure, Google Cloud, and others) offer unprecedented access to virtual, fully remote processing power by harnessing virtual machine clusters and remote servers to handle enormous amounts of data, as well as process tasks and data science models that would otherwise bog down your local computer to a crawl. Instead of being left with nothing to do while your models run in the background for 12 hours, why not utilize cloud-based services to handle it for you?

I came into the Data Science program at Flatiron already utilizing AWS (as well as Paperspace)…


Get your Pythonese Writing Style On

Writing concise, readable, and clean code can be a great habit to have, and just like any professional and academic writing style, has its own ‘unofficial’ rules and guidelines. Although Python and IDEs are very lenient in how code is interpreted — allowing for personal expression in individuals’ coding—writing in some sort of regulated Pythonic is preferred. Here, we’ll go over a few examples of keeping your python code blocks as PEP 8 compliant as possible.

Ever have that boss that has pet peeves about almost everything? From graph types to colors down to…


Dark Mode, Customized Fonts, Text Size & More…

Random Cyberpunk dude: “Let’s get dark baby”

Staring at a screen for hours on end, especially at night has been the literal call-to-arms for the emergence of dark mode in websites, browsers, mobile operating systems, and web APIs. Jupyter notebook is no exception, and while other IDE’s like Spyder, PyCharm, and VS Code offers built-in dark modes for that all so easy-on-the-eyes look, unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Jupyter.

This doesn’t mean all is lost, however. Jupyter Themes exists as an open-source library created and developed by Kyle Dunovan; and is used to change themes for notebooks including colors, fonts, text size, and graph visuals…


Do Esports Players Have a Natural Bayesian Thought Process?

E-sports has come up in the world as an alternative medium for entertainment especially in the interim post-COVID world. Where initially live-sporting events screeched to a halt and the world was left in an endless loop playing board games, Esports proved to be an immediate relief for some people looking for something, anything to scratch that itch to watch a competitive, live sport of any kind. …

Chaz Frazer

Data Scientist/Esports Analyst/Linguist/Japanese Interpreter: I do a lot in the intersection of gaming and data, helping esports grow.

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