Configuring a Neural Network Output Layer

May 3, 2022

Introduction If you have used TensorFlow before, you know how easy it is to create a simple neural network model using the Keras API. Just create an instance of the Sequential model class, add the number of desired layers and accompanying layer nodes, define the activation functions to be used by each layer, and compile…

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No Zero Padding with strftime()

Apr 5, 2022

One of the best features of Python is that it is platform independent. You can write code on Linux, Windows, and MacOS and it works on all three platforms with no problems…mostly. Admittedly there are some issues. Most of these are from known operating system differences when accessing system subprocesses or dealing with various local…

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Enthought | Got Data?

Got Data?

Mar 3, 2022

Introduction So, you have data and want to get started with machine learning. You’ve heard that machine learning will help you make sense of that data; that it will help you find the hidden gold within. Before you start sifting through your metaphorical gold mine, you realize you still have some unanswered questions:  How do I…

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Sorting Out .sort() and sorted()

Feb 3, 2022

Sorting Out .sort() and sorted() Sometimes sorting a Python list can make it mysteriously disappear.  This happens even to experienced Python programmers who use .sort() when they should have used sorted() instead. The differences between these two ways of sorting a list are presented in this blog. Author:  Eric Olsen, Senior DTX Services Consultant and…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Learning

Feb 9, 2022

Deep learning. By this point, we’ve all heard of it. It’s the magic silver bullet that can fix any complex problem. It’s the special ingredient that can take any bland or rudimentary analysis and create an immense five course meal of actionable insights. But, what is at the core of this machine learning technique? Is…

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Scientists Who Code

Oct 6, 2021

Digital skills personas for success in digital transformation The digital skills mix varies widely across companies, from those just starting to invest in digital transformation initiatives, to ones well into their journey. Building a community of people who think digitally and are able to innovate and quickly prototype ideas is key to delivering results.  Author:…

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Taking the Classroom Online

Feb 16, 2021

An effective, ‘at-home’ whiteboard solution needn’t be complex. A simple set-up is all, using a phone, held above a piece of paper (use books, boxes, or a stand to adjust the height of the phone). A lamp ensures the paper is lit sufficiently to be seen on a screen. Taking the Classroom Online Author: Alex…

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Python for MATLAB Users: What You Need To Know

Jan 23, 2018

Why migrate from MATLAB to Python? Python has a lot of momentum. Many high profile projects use it and more are migrating to it all the time. Why? One reason is that Python is free, but more importantly, it is because Python has a thriving ecosystem of packages that allow developers to work faster and…

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Introducing the NEW Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW

Jan 23, 2016

What is LabVIEW, and how does it integrate with Python? LabVIEW is a software platform made by National Instruments, used widely in industries such as semiconductors, telecommunications, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, and automotive for test and measurement applications. In August 2016, Enthought released the Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW, which is a “bridge” between the LabVIEW and Python environments. Enthought has…

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The Latest and Greatest Pandas Features (since v 0.11)

May 23, 2014

On May 28, 2014 Phillip Cloud, core contributor for the Pandas data analytics Python library, spoke at a joint meetup of the New York Quantitative Python User’s Group (NY QPUG) and the NY Finance PUG. Enthought hosted and about 60 people joined us to listen to Phillip present some of the less-well-known, but really useful…

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