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Dec 2017
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 21 2017 02:14
@becausealice2 is it just latitude and longitude or is it a shp file
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Dec 21 2017 05:02
@mcbarlowe I can get a base map in any form, of course, but the locations of my data is lat/lon
It's survey respondent data, I've been asked to make a choropleth showing which US states they're coming from
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Dec 21 2017 07:33
@becausealice2 I wish I knew of an easier way. The only quick map solution I know of it mapinseconds.com (or something like that) but I'm not sure it takes lat/long coordinates. Let us know if you happen to find a better way :smile:
@timjavins I agree with the point on companies realize there is a shortage of talent and they are willing to hire more on capability than degree. That reason is probably why competitions like Kaggle are enticing because aspiring data scientists can just compete in Kaggle competitions and show that they are able to do data science.
Emma
@Simmonds14
Dec 21 2017 15:24
I’ve been using Matlab a lot through uni, but wondered if I switched to another programme the benefits, I would be using it for simulations of sports, deep learning and artificial intelligence. If anyone could recommend some that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you 😃
Josh Goldberg
@GoldbergData
Dec 21 2017 15:26
@timjavins great insight. I think it’s great for us to be in a field that’s short on supply of talent. 😄. Plenty of opportunities! Could you elaborate on “brain drain?”
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 21 2017 15:50

@Simmonds14 I think @mcbarlowe is planning to use R for a purpose, but I personally suggest Python for your case because scipy/numpy were designed having Matlab in mind, the same way pandas had R. That could help you in the transition (besides some important gotchas).

Anyway: I think @mcbarlowe could give you some idea of his experience.

Matlab is a really good language, by the way. Hard to find people programming on it because it is not open source, but really good. More for numerical modelling and simulation. I really really liked it.

@timjavins Interesting! Thanks man!
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Dec 21 2017 15:51
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Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 21 2017 15:53
I use R right now for my nhl analysis because the scraper I have is written in r and I just stuck for a couple reasons which mainly boiled down to just wanting to stay semi fluent in r. However almost all other data analysis I do is usually python at least with scikit learn and the like
I think using python would be the better course as well because I’m not sure what r’s status is on deep learning and neural networks although I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t have it soon
@Simmonds14 I specialize in nhl/hockey analytics but would be happy to learn more about another sport and will help anyway I can
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 21 2017 16:09
So ultimately I agree with @evaristoc that python is the way to go if starting fresh especially if you are familiar with matplot
Emma
@Simmonds14
Dec 21 2017 16:57

@evaristoc thanks for your advice, going to look into python, my lecturer uses matlab, correct me if I’m wrong but I think the languages are quite similar across?

@mcbarlowe I’m in the middle of finishing my master dissertation on a comparison of tennis formats, looking to set a project to do for after Jan. what kind of output can you get for in a sports sense? (If that question makes sense). Thanks for your advice, python looks like the way forward!

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Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 21 2017 18:29
@Simmonds14 yeah I’m a little confused on what you’re trying to find out
Yingjie (Iris) Hu
@huyingjie
Dec 21 2017 18:56
Which channel of gitter is for data visualization?
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 21 2017 19:04
I’m not sure but data visualization is discussed here
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Dec 21 2017 19:46
@huyingjie feel free to ask about data visualizations here. What kind of questions do you have? Do you need help visualizing something? Or do you need feedback on a visualization you've created?
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 21 2017 20:23
Talking about visualizations, just a link:
http://www.aviz.fr/~bbach/timelines/
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Dec 21 2017 23:49
@evaristoc very cool! Nice to see timeline generation from a higher level, seeing all the different ways it can be displayed and conveyed. I'll definitely have to bookmark that page. Thanks for sharing :+1:
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