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Chris Albon

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Chris Albon is data scientist with a Ph. D. in quantitative political science and a decade of experience working in statistical learning, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.
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Fluent Python
Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming
Luciano Ramalho - Aug 19, 2015
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Python's simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you aren't using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code by leveraging its best and possibly most neglected features. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Python's core language features and libra...
Chris Albon
Aug 09, 2020
I’ve read Fluent Python three times cover to cover. Every time there has been a moment when I thought “OH shit, is THAT how it works?!?!”      source
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A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research
Will H. Moore - Aug 11, 2013
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Political science and sociology increasingly rely on mathematical modeling and sophisticated data analysis, and many graduate programs in these fields now require students to take a "math camp" or a semester-long or yearlong course to acquire the necessary skills. Available textbooks are written for mathematics or economics majors, and fail to conv...
Chris Albon
Jul 12, 2020
A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research I was a history and social science lover in high school and undergrad, totally disinterested in mathematics. That book was my first step towards finally learning all the math I avoided or ignored in my earlier education.      source
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The Name of the Wind
The Kingkiller Chronicle Series
Patrick Rothfuss - Apr 07, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name o...
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Deep Learning
Ian Goodfellow - Nov 17, 2016
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An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the comp...
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