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The Platform starts today

July 15, 2014

Hey my class starts today, I’m totally psyched!

The syllabus is up on github here and I prepared an iPython notebook here showing how to do basic statistics in python, and culminating in an attempt to understand what a statistically significant but tiny difference means, in the context of the Facebook Emotion study. Here’s a useless screenshot which I’m including because I’m proud:

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 7.04.05 AM

If you want to follow along install anaconda on your machine and type “ipython notebook –pylab inline” into a terminal. Then you can just download this notebook and run it!

Most of the rest of the classes will feature an awesome guest lecturer, and I’m hoping to blog about those talks with their permission, so stay tuned.

  1. July 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Can’t wait to meet the students later!

    • July 15, 2014 at 11:15 am

      They’re excited to meet you too!

      On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM, mathbabe wrote:

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