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Stock Technical Analysis with Python Udemy

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It explores main concepts from basic to expert level which can help you achieve better grades, develop your academic career, apply your knowledge at work or do research as experienced investor. Learning stock technical analysis is indispensable for finance careers in areas such as equity research and equity trading. It is also essential for academic careers in quantitative finance. And it is necessary for experienced investors stock technical trading research and development. But as learning curve can become steep as complexity grows, this course helps by leading you step by step using S&P 500 Index ETF prices historical data for back-testing to achieve greater effectiveness.



Practical Time Series Analysis Coursera

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About this course: Welcome to Practical Time Series Analysis! Many of us are "accidental" data analysts. We trained in the sciences, business, or engineering and then found ourselves confronted with data for which we have no formal analytic training. This course is designed for people with some technical competencies who would like more than a "cookbook" approach, but who still need to concentrate on the routine sorts of presentation and analysis that deepen the understanding of our professional topics. In practical Time Series Analysis we look at data sets that represent sequential information, such as stock prices, annual rainfall, sunspot activity, the price of agricultural products, and more.


Machine Learning with Apache Spark 2: 2-in-1 Udemy

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Apache Spark lets you apply machine learning techniques to data in real time, giving users immediate machine-learning based insights based on what's happening right now. It's used to create machine learning models and programs that are distributed and much faster compared to standard machine learning toolkits such as R or Python. If you're a data professional who is familiar with machine learning and wants to use Apache Spark for developing efficient and fast machine learning systems, then this learning path is for you. This comprehensive 2-in-1 course teaches you to build machine learning systems, perform analytics, and predictions with Apache Spark. You'll learn through practical demonstrations of use cases, clear explanations, and interesting real-world applications.


My Journey into Data Science – Towards Data Science

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The main motivation for making this blog is that I will soon be starting the Fast AI Deep Learning course. Let me first start by giving you a quick background of my journey into data science. About a year ago I started writing my master thesis for the study Business Administration. Next to this master I had started a second master in Marketing Communication. At this point I had finished all courses and finally had to start writing these two master theses that I had consistently delayed.


Scala For Beginners Udemy

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This is a very basic introductory course to the fundamentals of the Scala programming language for anyone new to the language. Scala was derived from Java which is one of the top-five programming languages in the world today. It is a versatile and elegant object –oriented programming language. This means it is class based and treats everything as an object. It has a robust security .


39 Machine Learning Resources that will help you in every essential step

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For almost all machine learning projects, the main steps of the ideal solution remains same. For each step, I was doing some research on the web depending on my business object and jotting down the best resources I ran across. The resources include Online Courses, Kernels from Kaggle, Cheat Sheets and Blog Posts. Below I've listed them and categorised by each step (all of the resources are free except the ones that have'paid' in the end):


Regression Models Coursera

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Linear models, as their name implies, relates an outcome to a set of predictors of interest using linear assumptions. Regression models, a subset of linear models, are the most important statistical analysis tool in a data scientist's toolkit. This course covers regression analysis, least squares and inference using regression models. Special cases of the regression model, ANOVA and ANCOVA will be covered as well. Analysis of residuals and variability will be investigated.


Functional Programming in Python Udemy

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Functional programming is a style of programming that is characterized by short functions, lack of statements, and little reliance on variables. You will learn what functional programming is, and how you can apply functional programming in Python. In this video course, we will learn what functional programming is, and how it differs from other programming styles, such as procedural and object-oriented programming. We will also learn why and when functional programming is useful, and why and when it makes programs unnecessarily complex. Then we go on to explore lambda expressions, which are short one-line functions, and are the purest form of functional programming that Python offers.


Practical Machine Learning Coursera

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One of the most common tasks performed by data scientists and data analysts are prediction and machine learning. This course will cover the basic components of building and applying prediction functions with an emphasis on practical applications. The course will provide basic grounding in concepts such as training and tests sets, overfitting, and error rates. The course will also introduce a range of model based and algorithmic machine learning methods including regression, classification trees, Naive Bayes, and random forests. The course will cover the complete process of building prediction functions including data collection, feature creation, algorithms, and evaluation.