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Jan 2017
Tom Lee
@user512
Jan 15 2017 01:27
I was reading this https://github.com/FreeCodeCamp/open-api#getting-an-api-key would like to get api key. Is there any procedure to obtain API key? Thank you
Hèlen Grives
@mesmoiron
Jan 15 2017 07:46
@evaristoc nice one had thought of that. But living things is also about change of engagement. One can measure redness or sugar content; but sometimes it is the shape. Other times it is the spikles. What I mean to say it is never exact. I order many times groceries online; however I never do it only as I am deliberately training my senses. In order to train them. Perishable goods should often be sniffed out. So you can make the matric but they will be just that. Downgrading the item to an average non exiting product. From a sales perspective not a problem; but it may someday result in a shift away from a product. Taleb has this very interesting observation about the minute importance of fluctuating levels of biological substances.
Hèlen Grives
@mesmoiron
Jan 15 2017 07:59
On my project. It is getting along fine. However I haven't written any code because I am much involved in the desing of the project. I have learned much. One thing is that a design for one puropse can make messy input for an analysis not thought of. Even sorting is complicated and I must think of complexity reduction. I forsee a pause because the algoritm will be quite advanced. Compared to the human brain that easily processes the information it is quite different to come up with a strategy to mimic that and have a working pipeline. The most silly problem have to be solved first. I also log thinking time, handling etc because it would give insights how complex non database unstructured data is. That's why the hype is on low hanging fruits. It would also be indicative how economics is biased in selecting outcomes. Art and philosophy can teach a lot about ordinary practice. Anayway I am not near textual analysis. Still thinking about what I want to measure outside the obvious word counts. But I love doing this messiness. A good weekend to all! :sparkles:
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 15 2017 11:28

@cuent I have been checking other options that you could look at, as well as some of the conceptual constraints of the approach. Below some useful places to look for.

Also to clarify that the example I suggested above (Sentiment Analysis) doesn't seem to be a good one.

evaristoc
@evaristoc
Jan 15 2017 11:35
@mesmoiron interesting position, but not sure if that answer the question. :) Anyway: the challenge is that for many projects in Data Science you should be able to develop non-existing metrics.
So it is not only about knowing the techniques.
@mesmoiron Success with your project!