Making the Case For and Against Jupyter Notebooks

If you’re in the data science or machine learning field you have heard and, probably, used Jupyter notebooks. People love to love them, people love to hate them. Jupyter notebooks can be magnificent tools for data analysis, data story building and model testing.  They can even be great tools, if you’ve set them up correctly, for a development platform (see…

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The Issue with LDA Models

Unpopular opinion: LDA models can be problematic. tl:dr; LDA models are often overused and misused.   Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is a very common model used in natural language processing with the intent of clustering some amount of text data into topics.  LDAs have become the staple natural language processing model with hundreds of tutorials…

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