How I scored in the top 1% of Kaggle's Titanic Machine Learning Challenge

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You don't need to reinvent the wheel, you need to know how to use the wheel to make your car better. The Titanic challenge hosted by Kaggle is a competition in which the goal is to predict the survival or the death of a given passenger based on a set of variables describing him such as his age, his sex, or his passenger class on the boat. I have been playing with the Titanic dataset for a while. As I'm writing this post, I am ranked 113th out of 11002 participants. You must be wondering how did I manage to achieve this.