PyCon UK 2018

I am lucky enough to be back at PyCon UK again this year, https://2018.pyconuk.org/.  Lots of talks, workshops and there are sprints to follow.  One of the most inclusive and friendly technical conferences I have ever attended, I am glad to be back again this year.  I will be adding write ups for the sessions I attend here: https://asset.blogs.bris.ac.uk/tag/pyconuk2018/

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Navigating the magical data visualisation forest

Speaker: Dr Margriet Groenendijk from IDM Margriet is a tech enthusiast at IBM and gave a lightning talk at the Django Bristol Bath meetup as well. Slides are online here: https://www.slideshare.net/PoleSystematicParisRegion/a-beginners-guide-to-weather-climate-data-margriet-groenendijk This talk is about using Jupyter notebooks, https://jupyter.org/, for data analysis and visualisations. NB: These can be run on the desktop and is available in the cloud as well. Libraries Margriet has […]

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Categorizing Tweets Using Machine Learning – Halide Bey

Code in this talk can be found here https://github.com/halidebey/PyCon2018 Speaker made use of this tool, Kaggle – https://www.kaggle.com/ – the place to do data science projects. Speaker refers to this source of data Data For Everyone Discussed the approaches to machine learning supervised/non supervised Ignoring parts of your dataset interesting Python libraries – pandas – https://pypi.org/project/pandas/ and nltk – https://pypi.org/project/nltk/ sklearn (superseded […]

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Is it Shakespeare?

Using Python for authorship attribution in Renaissance drama A lecturer, Paul Brown, and a student, Katie Jones, present their exploration of analysing old plays in an automated fashion. The period of interest there are at least a 1/3 of which the authorship is unknown. A source of early plays online is the Early Book Online tool, https://eebo.chadwyck.com/home Not common to use […]

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Getting the Edge with Network Analysis with Alan Nir

Today I am lucky enough to be attending PyCon UK 2018.  I have chosen to get a brief introduction into network analysis. Alan Nir is giving a high level intro into how network analysis can benefit your work/research.  He is giving a brief introduction and no mathematics and algorithms will be introduced in this session. My favourite line, a network in […]

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