Data Science Link Dump

09 Aug 2016

Update on the Raspberry Pi temperature / humidity sensor project. I figured out the crontab task syntax, so now the graph updates every minute! Success! Now, I just need to work on beautifying the web interface, and figure out a way to port it to the internet (vs. only being accessible on our LAN).

In other news, I have been getting more and more into learning about Data Science and Machine Learning. I have been chasing the proverbial rabbit down the hole and have come across a ton of great resources. As such, I figured that now is the time to share some of the resources that I have found most valuable so far.

One of the earliest sites I found was Renee Teate’s Becoming a Data Scientist. At first, I thought it was going to be a guidebook for how to make that leap, but actually it’s a place for her to tell her story of how she became a Data Scientist. It is definitely that, but also much, much more! The podcast has great, insightful guests. I recently started digging into the forums where the weekly data science activities are posted and I’m looking forward to participating more in the coming weeks.

I also have to shout out Sebastian Raschka (website), since I bought his book Python Machine Learning. It took a little time and research to determine which programming language to hang my hat on, and once I chose Python, his book seemed to be at the top of everyone’s list. I’m just getting started with it, but so far, so good. It’s gonna take a while, but I’m up for the challenge.

Here are some other sites that are proving to be interesting and packed with information:

Well, I think that’s enough for now. Go follow those links into your own rabbit holes!

Finally, here’s an upadate on the to-do list:

  • Oil change for the Acura (and tire rotation)
  • Oil change for the Subaru (and tire rotation, rear brakes)
  • Install the new dishwasher (that's a biggie)
  • Complete the RasPi temp. sensor project Done for now!
  • Write another blog post
  • Get started with Python Machine Learning book

Time for another list!