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Building a Spam Filter

Lets build and evaluate a spam filter. Before we dive into that, lets ask ourselves what a spam filter does? A spam filter is basically a program that filters unwanted emails or messages. It is bas...

I love and hate Tim Ferris Show

I have the habit of listening to different kinds of podcast while commuting to work. Some of those are Talking Machines, Linear Digressions, Data Skeptic, Freakonomics, The Art of Manliness, Lore, ...

What I think about MITx: 15.071x The Analytics Edge

Alright, The Analytics Edge is almost over. It has been more than 2 months in the course and I feel like I have learned a lot about Machine Learning. This is probably the best MOOC that I’ve taken ...

Introduction to Apache Spark

I am taking this course Introduction to Apache Spark by UC Berkeley on edx. It’s part 1 of the 5 series course and started on 15th June. A few months back I attend a workshop on Spark hosted by IB...

Playing The Crew

This month’s free game on Xbox One was “The Crew”. As a huge fan of racing games I thought of giving it a shot. I guess I have played it for like an hour and I was terribly disappointed. Most of th...

Create Eclipse project from sbt

Right now I’m taking a Scala course on coursera Functional Programming in Scala taught by the Scala inventor Martin Ordersky. Creating Scala ecosystem is definitely not an easy task. I have stumble...

MITx15.071x Kaggle Competition

It feels great to be in the top 1% of the kaggle competition hosted by MIT. The competition is pretty fierce and a lot of seasoned ML implementers have participated in this competition. But the to...

Moneyball Predictions

After learning regression analysis, I was getting impatient on applying it to some real world data. Fortunately, Kaggle is hosting a competition called ‘History of Baseball’ and they have provided ...

Diving into Statistics

A year back, I was browsing through Reddit and someone posted a link in /r/dataisbeautiful. I don’t remember exactly what the article was about but it was from a site named 538. As an avid reader I...

Playing Borderlands 2

Playing Borderlands 2 is another round of pleasure. Another round? huh Yeah the first one was ‘playing Borderlands’ ;) oh yeah! I was pretty much done with Forza and Assassins Creed games and, was...