Visualizing Machine Learning Model Performance: Binary Classification
Why I Made This
At my most recent internship, I was tasked with building a set of tools that could help the team select a model for a binary classification problem. Notice I didn't say anything about this model being the most accurate because you may come across cases where that's not the best model for the task. While accuracy is a good indicator of a good model, it's also very important to take a look at the confusion matrix: the false positives, false negatives, true positives, and true negatives.
Reading CSVs with Python: a comparison of methods
Programming with Python can be a beautiful thing. For pretty much everything you could want to do with the language, there's always going to be more than one way to make that happen. Some solutions will be easier to read, use a package, or have better performance than others. Today I'll be focusing on the performance aspect of things. Reading data from CSV files is something that you're going to come across if you're like me and use Python for machine learning and data science.
Paid vs. Unpaid Internships
More Differences Than Pay?
For many students out there, getting an internship before they complete their undergraduate program is a high priority. And for a good reason. A recent study found that interns both paid and unpaid had a greater chance of getting a job offer than their counterparts without any experience in the workplace. However, there’s a surprising difference between the successes of paid versus unpaid internships. This study uncovered that for unpaid interns, 37% of the time that internship turned into a job offer which is just 1% more often when compared to those who applied without previous experience.
Fall classes are in Full Swing
Working with a team
Over the course of this past quarter, I had to opportunity to take a class that was almost solely focused on building apps with a team. Over the course of 9 weeks, myself and three others worked together to build three different apps, two of them using React.js and the last using React Native. If you're interested in checking them out, here they are: