The East From Where I Am
My phone had died. I turned left at the end of the platform, and headed west...
Posted on 2021-09-17
The Best Chess Game of 2020
Scott & I have played innumerable chess games this year, but I will of course take this great opportunity to present my first victory against him. It's a great moment.
Posted on 2020-07-03
Only the first day of Advent of Code 2018
I happened to stumble upon the very interesting site, https://adventofcode.com, where there are some challenges posted every day until Christmas. It felt more *adventurous* than LeetCode, CodeForces, SPOJ or CodeChef -- so I took to it.
Posted on 2018-12-09
Creating custom interactive maps on the web
In this post, I will assume that you are familiar with shapefiles. Download and install TileMill for your OS, and create a new project. Next, download shapefile data from your source.
Posted on 2017-05-09
Skills for building a data science product
This article is an opinionated view of essential skills needed to build and engineer a data science product and ship it to production, from scratch. We will take the case study of building a recommendation engine on a massive e-commerce platform for illustration.
Posted on 2017-04-08
Parsing Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs)
It is possible to do a depth-first traversal of the node by sub-classing `ast.NodeVisitor`. It is also possible to rewrite nodes. Let's look at extracting all function calls from a Python source file.
Posted on 2016-03-07
Posted on 2016-02-02
This is a quick tutorial for getting started with SQLAlchemy Core. SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.
Posted on 2016-01-22