These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience
discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
As usual, a bunch of links about topics I am reading...
This time, an unfortunate hot topic at this side of the world (and recurrent one for any part in the world, more sadly...). Social Media Analysis and Security. For some of us, that could be considered an opportunity, which I consider a bit ironic but it is what it is. A link about it:
Another link about Social Media, more general and with a marketing focus.
Although the use of Social Media for marketing is commonly stressed, be aware that these types of analyses have a broad application. You may already know about the use of Social Media Analytics Apps for catastrophe management, for example.
You might think that given the numerous applications you as developer will be already successful by trying a general utility. Unfortunately that is difficult to achieve. Sometimes the specialisation is the key.
For example, I was just listening to the radio where someone was speaking about its use in Security and the person said something that we should take in consideration. Simply put, the person said:
The existing information is so vast that nowadays you have to specialise.
This is an interesting observation that I already mentioned to @darwinrc in a previous post.
However there are many common places that would allow different specialised implementations to share the same room (the DataScience Room?).
So post about your interests!
This one about algorithms and NP-hard problems. Taking this one from the python room:
Nice approach to the solution of that problem! Link suggested by @alayek
@evaristoc I see you are having problems with parsing data from https://github.com/FreeCodeCamp/freecodecamp/wiki/List-of-Free-Code-Camp-city-based-Campsites
I submited PR to github that contains 950 cities with coordinates https://github.com/samosale/wiki/blob/ccb84dce126a4019c753c09aef141d27cb6261f5/Campsites.json
The data was last updated 1 and a half monts ago so I guess it is outdated, but you could easely update it. I also see that you are having problems with \n. Then you could just require that file in your local repository and split it by \n. Then the rest is easy.
@samosale: @alicejiang1 is estimating there are more than 1000 campsites. I thing we are going to try to get as many cities as there are in the file and then use the Google Maps API I mentioned to you.
If that is all what we need to run your code, great! But then I was to suggest to take those numbers to make some additional crunching stats. For example, by (sub-)continent, main countries, growth estimates, etc... This is what will take your viz a bit further...
That was my idea... what do you think?
samosale sends brownie points to @evaristoc :sparkles: :thumbsup: :sparkles:
Yes!!! You really really really have to!
People trying to get something done soon so take care! I hope we can grasp this stuff by the three of us, learning something new and having a bit of fun!
C u around!!!
@darwinrc going to sleep... but the guy is a CLASSIC on how to make vivid presentations: Try to find him at TED...
from what @alicejiang1 described sounds like they are living in an area similar to me.
Not exactly the best place to go out at night alone.