Top Data Science Blogs

Huray! The Data Blogger blog is enlisted in this top 75 of Data Science blogs. This is a good moment to give an overview of some of the most influential blogs for Data Science.

Data Science Central

Data Science Central. Data Science Central has multiple authors. Besides blog posts they also provide video material. You can also find job postings here. In my opinion they mainly focus on practical stuff and on discussion and they focus less on theoretical posts.

DataTau

DataTau Just like Data Science Central, DataTau collects blog posts from multiple authors. It provides an RSS feed of the most influencial blog posts. Also here is a lack of theoretical posts, but many practical posts and links to sources can be found here.

KDnuggets

KDNugget.One of my personal favorites! This blog does provide sufficient theoretical posts and the topics are quite diverse here. This is one of my inspirational sources.

This is it for now. For more interesting Data Science blog you should definitely take a look at Feedspot. I will be back in a few weeks and start writing posts again. As for now, please fill in the poll in the menu, since the next post will be based on that.

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Overview scientific Python packages

Overview

There are lots of Python packages available on the internet. The aim of this post is to give you an overview of scientifically oriented Python packages, sorted per topic. The list will be updated regularly. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give your addition in the comments!

Mathematics

  • NumPy – Powerful computational framework.
  • pandas – Data structures and data analysis.
  • matplotlib – Plotting and visualization tools.
  • SymPy – For working with symbolic mathematics.
  • Numba – High performance mathematical toolkit.

Sampling

  • emcee – Monte Chain Monte Carlo sampling.

Machine Learning

Text Mining

  • Scikit learn – Machine Learning toolkit.
  • NLTK – Working with human language data.

Image processing

Speed improvements

  • Nuitka – Python compiler.
  • Cython – C-extensions for Python.
  • PyPy – Improves speed and memory.

Editors

Hyperframeworks

  • Anaconda – A bundle of the most used Python libraries.
  • SciPy – A bundle of the most used scientific Python libraries.

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