Learning Machine

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In this post I go a bit “meta”, and talk about learning how to learn about predictive modeling. What you focus on while learning makes a significant difference in the outcome and the type of predictive modeler that you will become. The gist of my message is: don’t focus on language, technique, methods, or even […]

Installing PyTorch

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PyTorch is another great platform (along with TensorFlow) for creating machine learning solutions. The process of installing it is relatively straightforward: Step 1: Make sure you have Anaconda installed. If not, go to: Installing Anaconda Step 2: Install PyTorch: Initiate the Anaconda prompt (search for “Anaconda”, you should see the program as well as “Anaconda […]

Folder Organization

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This might seem like an incredibly dull topic, and in some respects it is! However, organizing your work in a sensible folder structure will supercharge your predictive modeling efforts! There are few things in advanced computational modeling work that are simultaneously so simple to do, yet have an supersized effect on the quality of your output. […]

Updating Anaconda

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Follow these steps to keep your Anaconda installation up to date: Open Anaconda prompt. Typically you can search for this in windows 10, and then open the console (looks like a DOS prompt) Then you can follow the steps laid out here. The link shows how to update all packages in the current environment, as well as […]