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Donald Trump : Two new Survey Biases

The US elections have got everyone startled. Trump. Seriously. The most powerful man on the entire earth is Donald Trump. Just think about it for a second. The most coveted post in all world and America could not find a better person to fill it? Now to tell you the ...

Pandas For All - Some Basic Pandas Functions

It has been quite a few days I have been working with Pandas and apparently I feel I have gotten quite good at it. (Quite a Braggard I know) So thought about adding a post about Pandas usage here. I intend to make this post quite practical and since I ...

Shell Basics every Data Scientist Should know -Part I

Shell Commands are powerful. And life would be like hell without shell is how I like to say it(And that is probably the reason that I dislike windows).

Consider a case when you have a 6 GB pipe-delimited file sitting on your laptop and you want to find out ...

Behold the power of MCMC

Last time I wrote an article on MCMC and how they could be useful. We learned how MCMC chains could be used to simulate from a random variable whose distribution is partially known i.e. we don't know the normalizing constant.

So MCMC Methods may sound interesting to some ...

My Tryst With MCMC Algorithms

The things that I find hard to understand push me to my limits. One of the things that I have always found hard is Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods. When I first encountered them, I read a lot about them but mostly it ended like this.

The meaning is normally ...

Hadoop Mapreduce Streaming Tricks and Techniques

I have been using Hadoop a lot now a days and thought about writing some of the novel techniques that a user could use to get the most out of the Hadoop Ecosystem.

Using Shell Scripts to run your Programs


I am not a fan of large bash commands. The ...