Black Swans


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Hey 👋 My name is Jordan. I'm really interested in applied stats and deep-learning... I don't care much for proving things. I'm also a keen chess player and have nearly finished building a neural network in python which plays chess 😲. I hope to test it out on soon!  


"How Data Science Works" by Brandon Rohrer


I just watched Brandon Rohrer's YouTube video "How Data Science Works" and I found it really helpful for understanding the process of solving a problem using data science, so I thought I'd share it here.

Hope some people find it useful!

Hey Simon. A couple of summers ago I built a NN for predicting table tennis 🏓 matches, so might be able to help you. Feel free to drop me an email!

Thank you, some really great points. So cool that you had an office next to R's creators! Did you contribute anything to it?

$886$ civilians were killed in July 2018 alone due to the Syrian civil war.

Should you use R or Python for statistical analysis?


I was wondering whether you should use R or python for statistical 📊 analysis? What are the pros and cons of each?


Think I've done it 🤐

Will you tell us if we get it right or not?

hmmm.. 🤔 tricky

Look no further than Introduction to Statistical Learning. It's not overly technical, but will give you a good enough understanding to go out and create some models for yourself using R. Since St Andrews has a subscription to Springer Link, you can get the eBook for free here.

I plan to take:

  • Bayesian Inference
  • Project in Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Generalised Linear Models and Data Analysis
  • Sampling Theory

"and probably two more" 😲

5 modules will be heavy Sam!


My name is Jordan. I'm really interested in deep learning and am currently building a machine 🤖 to play chess... I hope to have it done by the end of summer. If anybody has tried anything similar, I'd love to hear how you got on! In my free time I like to sail ⛵ and play the piano 🎹.


Hey Jack. I love the site! So sleek 🔥. I'm sure I'll use it a lot next semester. Also hope to meet students from other unis who are interested in reinforcement learning. Great job!