Welcome to Data Awesome Newsletter #3! 👍
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Everything below is designed to help you sharpen your data skills and everything has a lot of awesome! Let's get right to it! 🚀
Awesome article 🖥
Conor Dewey's Big List of Data Science Interview Resources is available here. It's quite comprehensive!
Awesome package, plugin, or extension 🔌
The jupyterlab_spellchecker extension for Jupyter Lab automatically spell checks your Markdown cells! It highlights suspected misspelled words. I find it invaluable. Install it with
jupyter labextension install @ijmbarr/jupyterlab_spellchecker
Awesome book for learning SQL 📖
If you or someone you know is looking to learn SQL, I just released my Memorable SQL book. My research shows SQL is a language that's sticking around for the long haul. It teaches you SQL using PostgreSQL and pgAdmin! Here's a special 20% off code just for DataAwesome subscribers. Just input DataAwesomeSQL at checkout. As always, I would love to hear any constructive feedback - it helps future readers!
A whole bunch of awesome keyboard shortcuts ⌨️
Jupyter Lab is the supported way to access Jupyter notebooks in 2020. Most of the keyboard shortcuts are the same between the two Jupyter projects, but there are a few differences. If you want the cheat sheet to Jupyter Lab shortcut commands, check out my GitHub Gist here. 🚀
Awesome people to follow 🧬
Jeremy Howard - Is a founder and instructor at: fast.ai. He's the former president of Kaggle. His fast.ai MOOCs are awesome and he's the driving force behind the fastai software that makes it easier to use PyTorch for deep learning models. He tweets about cutting edge deep neural network results.
Rachel Thomas - Is the Director of USF Center for Applied Data Ethics. With Jeremy, Rachel runs fast.ai and teaches. She's a huge voice on data science ethics.
What I've been working on 🛠
Pandas 1.0 dropped a little over a week ago. String data types, nullable integers, and pd.NA, oh my! I walk through the important changes in this article. 🐼
I took a look at whether PyTorch is catching TensorFlow in this article. It's interesting to watch these two deep learning frameworks evolve and compete cooperatively! 🏇🏇
I'm putting the finishing touches on the pre-release of my Memorable Pandas book. It includes pandas 1.0 changes, so tune in to make sure you don't miss it! 📻
Awesome video tutorial 📹
This video of Monica Puerto's web scraping tutorial with the requests library and Beautiful Soup is very nice. It's from PyData DC a little over a year ago. Which leads me to a new awesome thing to highlight...