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Analytics Dispatch 10/15/2018

Tricks for estimating uncertainty

Scipy Lecture Notes
Sebastian Raschka surfaced this well-maintained hub of knowledge with a ringing endorsement: “I think this is really an under-appreciated resource. Probably the most comprehensive guide out there, it's free, and constantly updated!” - Scipy Lecture Notes

The hacker's guide to uncertainty estimates
Estimating uncertainty is easier said than done. This post covers a whole arsenal of tricks, including confidence intervals, Monte Carlo methods, and inverse Hessians. - Erik Bernhardsson

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women
Don't just read this article—read the discussions around it too. Peter Aldhous makes a great point that “This is being reported as a problem with machine learning, but there's another way of looking at it: The algorithm exposed bias in their existing hiring practices.” - Reuters

Consistently Beautiful Visualizations with Altair Themes
Altair is a declarative statistical visualization library for Python. This tutorial covers how to create a data viz style guide that you can apply across all your charts. - Towards Data Science

An Introduction to the Data Product Management Landscape
Because of data’s new-found role as a key product and competitive advantage, data product management has emerged as a new career path. These roles run the gamut from infrastructure to analytics to applied AI and machine learning. - Insight Data Science

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