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  • Civis Bookshelf: The Joys of Reading Python Source Code

    Civis Bookshelf: The Joys of Reading Python Source Code

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • You’ve built it, now automate it with Workflows in Civis Platform

    You’ve built it, now automate it with Workflows in Civis Platform

    Today we’re launching Workflows in Civis Platform! This new feature is a data science automation tool that enables data scientists to cross small, manual tasks off their daily to-do lists so they...

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  • Hack Hunger Hackathon

    Hack Hunger Hackathon

    One of the best things about working at Civis Analytics is the number of opportunities we have to give back to the Chicago community. On September 23rd, Civis was proud to be a sponsor and...

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  • Civis Bookshelf: R updates, futures, and mathpix

    Civis Bookshelf: R updates, futures, and mathpix

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Variational Inference from the Ground Up

    Variational Inference from the Ground Up

    The post Variational Inference from the Ground Up appeared first on Civis Analytics.

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  • Civis Bookshelf: Open source, Python integers, and applied predictive modeling

    Civis Bookshelf: Open source, Python integers, and applied predictive modeling

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Hacktoberfest At Civis

    Hacktoberfest At Civis

    Many of the best tools for data science workflows are open source and community-maintained. Tools such as scikit-learn, pandas, and numpy in Python, as well as dplyr and ggplot2 in R, are basic...

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  • Civis Bookshelf: Food stamp timing, pandas, image synthesis, and Reddit politics

    Civis Bookshelf: Food stamp timing, pandas, image synthesis, and Reddit politics

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Open Sourcing the Civis Data Science API Client for R

    Open Sourcing the Civis Data Science API Client for R

    It’s frustrating to reinvent the wheel just to do basic data science. We’ve experienced that here at Civis, which is why we’re always automating these tasks by adding them to the Civis Data...

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  • Civis Bookshelf: Fairness Modeling, Creating a Hurricane Graph & More

    Civis Bookshelf: Fairness Modeling, Creating a Hurricane Graph & More

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Moving from exploration to production with Notebooks and Scripts

    Moving from exploration to production with Notebooks and Scripts

    When it comes to data science code, there are two sides to the story. There’s the part where you do the exploratory science — and there’s the part where you put it in production. Last month, we...

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  • The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

    The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

    Summer in Chicago means warm weather, food trucks, patio season, and a festival for every occasion. At Civis, summer means welcoming a handful of talented students from across the country. Over...

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  • Civis Bookshelf: Modeling to predict sarcasm with emoji

    Civis Bookshelf: Modeling to predict sarcasm with emoji

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Q&A with the JDRF Illinois Chapter: Using Data to Diversify and Grow the Nonprofit’s Supporter Base

    Q&A with the JDRF Illinois Chapter: Using Data to Diversify and Grow the Nonprofit’s Supporter Base

    As part of the nonprofit team at Civis, I have the opportunity to help mission-driven organizations work more effectively using data. Working with the JDRF Illinois Chapter was no different. JDRF...

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  • Civis Bookshelf: What’s Growing Faster — Python or R?

    Civis Bookshelf: What’s Growing Faster — Python or R?

    This post is part of our Bookshelf series organized by the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, Civis data scientists share links to interesting software tools, blog...

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  • Fairness in Data Science

    Fairness in Data Science

    Here at Civis, we build a lot of models. Most of the time we’re modeling people and their behavior because that’s what we’re particularly good at, but we’re hardly the only ones doing this — as we...

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  • Civis Data Science R&D Bookshelf

    Civis Data Science R&D Bookshelf

    This post is part of a new series from the Data Science R&D department at Civis Analytics. In this series, a Civis data scientist will share some links to interesting software tools, blog posts,...

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  • More Data More Problems: Variable Selection with Multiple Response Variables

    More Data More Problems: Variable Selection with Multiple Response Variables

    More data isn’t always better! This post will go over why and how we removed uninformative variables from a modeling dataset using a custom-built neural network architecture along with...

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  • From Science to Production: Unleash your Jupyter Notebooks

    From Science to Production: Unleash your Jupyter Notebooks

    Data scientists are explorers. They use Jupyter Notebooks, one of the most popular environments for data science analysis, to begin work toward creative solutions to big problems. But once those...

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  • The Civis Python API Client Notebook

    The Civis Python API Client Notebook

    The post The Civis Python API Client Notebook appeared first on Civis Analytics.

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