Written By: Derek Leung, Emily Chen, Gauri Samith, and Thy Nguyen

Introduction

GoFundMe is an American for-profit crowdfunding platform. Any user can easily set up an account on the platform and begin a fundraising campaign. Most fundraisers on the website focus on raising money for education or tuition costs, volunteer programs, festivals, funerals, and quite commonly, medical expenses for severe injuries and illnesses. A campaign always begins with a preset fundraising goal that it is hoping to achieve. …


Starting a Data Science project can be really tough, especially if you’ve never done one before.

Sure, there are a ton of methods, data structures and types of tests to learn, and that can take some time to do properly. But the hardest part of it all, so we don’t end up with some jumbled mess of statistics, is finding proper direction by truly understanding our dataset so we can best determine a specific question (or hypothesis) to explore.

This article will be about using Pandas to find the clues that will help us understand our dataset — the step…


This article recaps the main takeaways of our podcast episode with Janelle Shane. Make sure to listen to the full podcast below or on Podbean. Follow us to stay tuned for more podcast episodes!

Janelle Shane is an optics and artificial intelligence research scientist, as well as the author of the AI Weirdness blog, where she writes about the sometimes hilarious, weird ways that machine learning algorithms get things wrong. She received her PhD in electrical engineering — photonics from UCSD. …


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Data science is a broad field. It may be that due to the massive amounts of data that can be collected and used in nearly every industry and in countless ways. It could also be because it combines many different areas of expertise — math, stats, programming, domain expertise. It may even be because the topic is new enough that all we have are extremely broad and varying definitions to describe it in all its forms.

Big data is pervasive, in industry and beyond. A grocery chain keeps track of all the different types of food they sell, as well…


What a cool picture. I bet a lot of people have used it.

The residence halls strike again. You sat up too fast and have begun to wonder what makes certain bumps in the popcorn ceiling above your bunk bed so incredibly unbearable. Time to collect data.

Unfortunately, we encounter a problem (other than your headache): we can’t plot the width, height, sharpness, and shade of white for all twenty popcorn ceiling bumps that smashed into your head when you got up this morning because we, like the rest of the world, lack an effective four dimensional graph.

Well, congratulations, we have unlocked the perfect opportunity to implement the dimension reduction strategy known…


What a cool picture. I bet a lot of people have used it.

The residence halls strike again. You sat up too fast and have begun to wonder what makes certain bumps in the popcorn ceiling above your bunk bed so incredibly unbearable. Time to collect data.

Unfortunately, we encounter a problem (other than your headache): we can’t plot the width, height, sharpness, and shade of white for all twenty popcorn ceiling bumps that smashed into your head when you got up this morning because we, like the rest of the world, lack an effective four dimensional graph.

Well, congratulations, we have unlocked the perfect opportunity to implement the dimension reduction strategy known…

Derek Leung

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