In this tutorial you will learn how to use OpenCV to stream video from a webcam to a web browser/HTML page using Flask and Python.
Python’s pandas library is one of the things that makes Python a great programming language for data analysis. Pandas makes importing, analyzing, and visualizing data much easier. It builds on packages like NumPy and matplotlib to give you a single, convenient, place to do most of your data analysis and visualization work.
The Machine Learning team at commercetools is excited to release the beta version of our new Image Search API.
Image search (sometimes called reverse image search) is a tool, where given an image as a query, a duplicate or similar image is returned as a response. The technology driving this search engine is called computer vision, and advancements in this field are giving way to some compelling product features.
What is Pyjanitor? Before we continue learning on how to use Pandas and Pyjanitor to clean our datasets, we will learn about this package. The python package Pyjanitor extends Pandas with a verb-based API. This easy to use API is providing us with convenient data cleaning techniques. Apparently, it started out as a port of the R package janitor. Furthermore, it is inspired by the ease-of-use and expressiveness of the r-package dplyr. Note, there are some different ways how to work with the methods and this post will not cover all of them (see the documentation).
In this tutorial, you will learn how to implement a simple scene boundary/shot transition detector with OpenCV.
In this post, which can be read as a follow up to our ultimate web scraping guide, we will cover almost all the tools Python offers you to web scrape. We will go from the more basic to the most advanced one and will cover the pros and cons of each. Of course, we won’t be able to cover all aspect of every tool we discuss, but this post should be enough to have a good idea of which tools does what, and when to use which.
One of the most common mistakes data scientists make when training machine learning models is incorrectly splitting data for training and testing. The train/test split involves splitting data during the model training and evaluation process.
Learner makes this simple with a single parameter selection during the model building process. It’s also simple to set the percentage split between training and testing data for each model trained.
Systematic trading allows you to test and evaluate your trading ideas before risking your money. By formulating trading ideas as concrete rules, you can evaluate past performance and draw conclusions about the viability of your trading plan.
Following systematic rules provides a consistent approach where you will have some degree of predictability of returns, and perhaps more importantly, it takes emotions and second guessing out of the equation.
From the onset, getting started with professional grade development and backtesting of systematic strategies can seem daunting. Many resort to simplified software which will limit your potential.
NAG has developed, in collaboration with Xi-FINTIQ, a CVA demonstration code to show how the NAG Library and NAG Algorithmic Differentiation (AD) tool dco/c++ combined with Origami – a Grid/Cloud Task Execution Framework available through NAG – can work together to solve large scale CVA computations.
What Softmax is, how it’s used, and how to implement it in Python.
Transfer learning is a powerful technique for training deep neural networks that allows one to take knowledge learned about one deep learning problem and apply it to a different, yet similar learning problem.
Using transfer learning can dramatically speed up the rate of deployment for an app you are designing, making both the training and implementation of your deep neural network simpler and easier.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to automatically find learning rates using Keras. This guide provides a Keras implementation of fast.ai’s popular “lr_find” method.
This article introduces how to build a Python and Flask based web application for performing text analytics on internet resources such as blog pages. To perform text analytics I will utilizing Requests for fetching web pages, BeautifulSoup for parsing html and extracting the viewable text and, apply the TextBlob package to calculate a few sentiment scores. The code for this article is hosted on GitHub so please fork and experiment with it.
With Python code to scrape, extract, transform and load it into a HDF5 data store to please your future self.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Cyclical Learning Rates (CLR) and Keras to train your own neural networks. Using Cyclical Learning Rates you can dramatically reduce the number of experiments required to tune and find an optimal learning rate for your model.
Searching for pulsars is a labor-intensive process that requires experienced astronomers and trained volunteers for their classification. In this article, we implement machine learning techniques to facilitate the process.
Data pipelines are where most of the time is spent for those working with data because the bulk of a machine learning project involves data collection and cleaning. Loominus gives everyone the power to build the data pipelines critical to any machine learning project.
Teraport is a powerful tool within the Loominus product suite that ingests and stages data. In another post, we’ll discuss the data ingestion APIs. For now we’ll focus on building a powerful data pipeline for feature engineering.
In this post we will learn how to create a binder so that our data analysis, for instance, can be fully reproduced by other researchers. That is, in this post we will learn how to use binder for reproducible research.
Hugging Face, the NLP startup behind several social AI apps and open source libraries such as PyTorch BERT, just released a new python library called PyTorch Transformers.
Transformers are a new set of techniques used to train highly performing and efficient models for performing natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) tasks such as questions answering and sentiment analysis. Several of the recent techniques used to improve and advance the performance of NLP models, such as XLNet and BERT, are all based on a variation of Transformer.
There are countless reasons why we should learn Bayesian statistics, in particular, Bayesian statistics is emerging as a powerful framework to express and understand next-generation deep neural networks.
Advanced machine learning everyone can use. Stage data. Build models with no code. Manage models in production.
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Calculating Black-Scholes implied volatilities is a key part of financial modelling, and is not easy to do efficiently.
The benchmark in this field is the iterative method due to Peter Jaeckel (2015), though some banks have their own methods. NAG have teamed up with Dr Kathrin Glau and her colleagues from Queen Mary University of London to see whether their research in Chebyshev interpolation could be combined with NAG’s expertise in efficient computing to provide a faster way of obtaining implied volatilities.
This article describes how to to use Microsoft Azure’s Cognitive Services Face API and python to identify, count and classify people in a picture. In addition, it will show how to use the service to compare two face images and tell if they are the same person. We will try it out with several celebrity look-alikes to see if the algorithm can tell the difference between two similar Hollywood actors. By the end of the article, you should be able to use these examples to further explore Azure’s Cognitive Services with python and incorporate them in your own projects.
In today’s tutorial, you will learn how to use Keras’ ImageDataGenerator class to perform data augmentation. I’ll also dispel common confusions surrounding what data augmentation is, why we use data augmentation, and what it does/does not do.
Machine learning is pretty undeniably the hottest topic in data science right now. It’s also the basic concept that underpins some of the most exciting areas in technology, like self-driving cars and predictive analytics. Searches for Machine Learning on Google hit an all-time-high in April of 2019, and they interest hasn’t declined much since.
This tutorial will show you how to develop, completely from scratch, a stand-alone photo editing app to add filters to your photos using Python, Tkinter, and OpenCV!
For roughly $100 USD, you can add deep learning to an embedded system or your next internet-of-things project.
Are you just getting started with machine/deep learning, TensorFlow, or Raspberry Pi? Perfect, this blog series is for you!
But like in most cities, finding a parking space here is always frustrating. Spots get snapped up quickly and even if you have a dedicated parking space for yourself, it’s hard for friends to drop by since they can’t find a place to park.
My solution was to point a camera out the window and use deep learning to have my computer text me when a new parking spot opens up.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Keras and Mask R-CNN to perform instance segmentation (both with and without a GPU).
Using Mask R-CNN we can perform both: Object detection, giving us the (x, y)-bounding box coordinates of for each object in an image; Instance segmentation, enabling us to obtain a pixel-wise mask for each individual object in an image.
A Comprehensive Guide to Modeling with H2O.ai and AutoML in Python
In this tutorial, you will learn how to perform fine-tuning with Keras and Deep Learning.
We will take a CNN pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset and fine-tune it to perform image classification and recognize classes it was never trained on.
Today is the final post in our three-part series on fine-tuning:
- Part #1: Transfer learning with Keras and Deep Learning
- Part #2: Feature extraction with on large datasets with Keras and Deep Learning
- Part #3: Fine-tuning with Keras and Deep Learning (today’s post)
In this post, we’re going to do a deep-dive on something most introductions to Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) lack: how to train a CNN, including deriving gradients, implementing backprop from scratch (using only numpy), and ultimately building a full training pipeline!
Panel is an open-source Python library that lets you create custom interactive web apps and dashboards by connecting user-defined widgets to plots, images, tables, or text.
In this article, we show one such amazing application of LP using Python programming in the area of economic planning — maximizing the expected profit from a stock market investment portfolio while minimizing the risk associated with it.
People often complain about important subjects being covered too little in the news. One such subject is climate change. The scientific consensus is that this is an important problem, and it stands to reason that the more people are aware of it, the better our chances may be of solving it. But how can we assess how widely covered climate change is by various media outlets? We can use Python to do some text analysis!
This project refers to Lambda Labs at Lambda School in which students spent the past 5 weeks building production-grade web applications, with some of them utilizing machine learning models as part of their backends.
The pandas library is a powerful tool for multiple phases of the data science workflow, including data cleaning, visualization, and exploratory data analysis. However, the size and complexity of the pandas library makes it challenging to discover the best way to accomplish any given task.
There’s been a lot of buzz about Convolution Neural Networks (CNNs) in the past few years, especially because of how they’ve revolutionized the field of Computer Vision. In this post, we’ll build on a basic background knowledge of neural networks and explore what CNNs are, understand how they work, and build a real one from scratch (using only numpy) in Python.
This post will go through the process of gathering and cleaning this data followed by an exploratory analysis examining price trends and the impact of events on prices using data from the IEX API and scraped events from financial news sites.
The Pattern library is a multipurpose library capable of handling the following tasks:
- Natural Language Processing: Performing tasks such as tokenization, stemming, POS tagging, sentiment analysis, etc.
- Data Mining: It contains APIs to mine data from sites like Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc.
- Machine Learning: Contains machine learning models such as SVM, KNN, and perceptron, which can be used for classification, regression, and clustering tasks.
In this article, we will see the first two applications of the Pattern library from the above list. We will explore the use of the Pattern Library for NLP by performing tasks such as tokenization, stemming and sentiment analysis. We will also see how the Pattern library can be used for web mining.
As many of us prepare to go to PyCon, we wanted to share a sampling of how Python is used at Netflix. We use Python through the full content lifecycle, from deciding which content to fund all the way to operating the CDN that serves the final video to 148 million members. We use and contribute to many open-source Python packages, some of which are mentioned below. If any of this interests you, check out the jobs site or find us at PyCon. We have donated a few Netflix Originals posters to the PyLadies Auction and look forward to seeing you all there.
Topic Model: In a nutshell, it is a type of statistical model used for tagging abstract “topics” that occur in a collection of documents that best represents the information in them.
Many techniques are used to obtain topic models. This post aims to demonstrate the implementation of LDA: a widely used topic modeling technique.
“Buy the dip” — it’s a frustratingly simple piece of advice. Like most pieces of advice, it’s easier said than done and the giver of such advice has probably not attempted to practice what they preach. It induces FOMO, which leads to the “hope trade”, when the “hope trade” goes awry you’re stuck as the “long term investor” who “really believes in the company’s mission”.
The bot is written in Python and relies on two core libraries for the majority of its functionality: robin-stocks and ta. robin-stocks is a library that interacts with the Robinhood API and allows one to execute buy and sell orders, get real time ticker information, and more. ta is a technical analysis library that also incorporates the Python Pandas library to generate indicators from stock data.