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Dan Saber

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The Digital Age is Killing the Middle Class: Reconsidering Jaron Lanier’s 2013 Argument in Light of 2016 Election Nonsense

I. I recently wandered down a Google Black Hole on The Skills Gap, hoping to see if economists had come to a consensus on whether it was a real thing or Convenient-sounding Story. While there, I found an interview that... Continue Reading →

Ford Purgatory: Busted Transmissions and Short-Term Thinking

I. Upon completing college, I joined the Treasury Department. (No, I didn’t.) But I did help them bolster the once-proud, then-crumbling pillars of the American Economy: too-big-to-fail banks and car companies. Concretely, I bought a Ford Focus. I’d read Consumer... Continue Reading →

Clustering the 25 Best Songs I’ve Heard in 2014 (So Far)

And now for something completely different This is (nominally) a Data Science blog, but I do have other interests. One of those other interests is music, and now that I have a platform for forcing my opinion onto others, I... Continue Reading →

Bayesian Regression with PyMC: A Brief Tutorial

Warning: This is a love story between a man and his Python module As I mentioned previously, one of the most powerful concepts I've really learned at Zipfian has been Bayesian inference using PyMC. PyMC is currently my favorite library... Continue Reading →

Matplotlib, SciPy, NumPy, and pandas: Coming Together in Perfect Harmony

The Point of this Post: To Document an Example In this update, we'll cover reading data into a pandas DataFrame, Seaborn, creating multi-plot figures with matplotlib.pyplot.subplots(), LaTeX labeling, and parameterizing Gamma distributions using SciPy. I've been sitting on this example... Continue Reading →

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