The Yhat Blog


machine learning, data science, engineering



  • Neural Episodic Control

     
    by Rylan Schaeffer | May 03 2017

    An approachable yet (relatively) detailed explanation of "Neural Episodic Control"


  • A Dramatic Tour through Python’s Data Visualization Landscape (including ggpy and Altair)

     
    by Dan Saber | Apr 19 2017

    I investigate how Python’s statistical visualization options fit together. May take place in the form of a two-act play.


  • Presenting Data - Referee Crew Calls in the NFL

     
    by Ryan Cheley | Apr 13 2017

    Taking tabular NFL data and turning it into a picture using BeautifulSoup, pandas and matplotlib


  • Neural Turing Machines

     
    by Rylan Schaeffer | Apr 11 2017

    A thorough explanation of DeepMind's Neural Turing Machine for the technical layman


  • Data Wrangling 101: Using Python to Fetch, Manipulate & Visualize NBA Data

     
    by Viraj Parekh | Apr 06 2017

    This is meant to be used as a general tutorial for beginners with some experience in Python or R.


  • What is Singular Value Decomposition?

     
    by Tyler Manning-Dahan | Apr 04 2017

    An introduction to SVD and its applications, both in math theory and in business for recommendation engines


  • Data Science Case Study: Turo's Dynamic Pricing and Recommender Engine

     
    by Yhat | Mar 29 2017

    Turo wants to put the world's billion cars to better use. Read how they're using data science to accomplish that mission.


  • A Magical Introduction to Classification Algorithms

     
    by Bryan Berend | Mar 23 2017

    Step by step tutorial to building a simple rule-based classifier using the nerdy example of Harry Potter's sorting hat


  • Automatic generation of large PowerPoint decks from survey data with Quantipy Python package

     
    by Geir Freysson | Mar 21 2017

    In this post, we'll show you how to take raw survey data and automatically generate a PowerPoint slideshow, which can be themed according to your brand