xian

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Hey - I'm Xian ✌.

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Study Group for Goodfellow's "Deep Learning"

Hi,

I’ve just started working through Goodfellow’s brilliant book Deep Learning and thought it would be very useful to start a study group to discuss bits which are difficult to understand and also to keep us motivated!

Here’s what I have in mind:

- Each week we work through a small section of the book and ask questions we have by commenting on the relevant post, e.g.,
*Deep Learning Study Group (Pages 1 - 15)*. - Each fortnight we set an optional programming challenge, e.g., create an RNN for stock price prediction using TensorFlow, and compare our code.

I’d like to finish the first section *Applied Math and Machine Learning Basics* by Christmas, which translates to about 15 pages per week.

Please comment on this post if you'd like to join!

Thanks!

**If you would like to help manage this study group, please join our Slack group!**

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What is your Statistic of the Year?

The average person will walk $75,000$ miles in their lifetime - equivalent to $3$ times around the world.

There isn't much to choose between them.

R has built in packages which allow you do analysis faster, e.g., you can use commands like `lm`

, `glm`

and `plot`

straight off the bat, whereas in python you'll probably have to import `statsmodels`

, `numpy`

, `pandas`

, and `matplotlib`

before doing any analysis.

That being said, I prefer python because (in my opinion) it is a more intuitive language, and the staple packages (i.e., `numpy`

, `pandas`

, etc.) are a little more powerful 🔥🔥.

Hope this helps!

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Tuesday Boy Statistics Puzzle

I thought it was too at first, but it's not! So unintuitive! 😲

Great interview! 👏👏👏

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Introduce Yourself!

Welcome to the site Harry 😁

Tuesday Boy Statistics Puzzle

Hey,

I recently came across an interesting statistics puzzle, so thought I'd share it.

A man says that he has two children and one of them is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability that the man has two boys?

You will very easily be able to find the solution by googling around, but I encourage you not to!

Best of luck.

Could Anybody Recommend Inspiring Statistics Films/ Documentaries 📽?

I'd be really grateful if people could recommend me some good films or documentaries which involved statistics? I watched 21 last night and it's wet my appetite 😜.

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Welcome to Black Swans!

Cool site Jack!

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