Scroll down to see how to interpret a plot created by a great tool for comparing two classes and their corpora.

Scattertext can be found in the Spacy Documentation.

There are a few good ways to visualize text data, but many good ways to visualize other forms of data. Text data is messy and requires a vast amount of cleaning before it can be analyzed and visualized. This isn’t all bad; there are a tremendous amount of decision-making opportunities to be had during the preprocessing phase. A wide variety of tools and techniques exist to keep you adaptable regarding the data you are working with. This variety can…


With a function to make it easier to produce and analyze them

With most classification problems a simple accuracy score just will not cut it. Because of this there are many different metrics available to data scientists who are looking to identify how well their model is working. There are benefits and drawbacks with having a plethora of measuring tools at your disposal. The good thing about this is that there is a score for pretty much every problem statement. The bad thing is that there are so many metrics it is often daunting and even confusing to choose them and figure out what they all mean. …


An interactive 3D geospatial tool

At this point in the early stages of my career in data science I haven’t worked with geospatial data to a large degree. In fact, it almost appears to me that some data scientists try to avoid working with geospatial data with the intent of leaving it to GIS professionals who focus their life’s work toward understanding geospatial relationships and producing geospatial frameworks, models and visualizations for real world use. That being said, there are definitely moments in data science when the use of geospatial data is necessary and important. …


‘’Ouch!” my toddler son whined as I combed his jumbled tangles of thin but burgeoning hair. I painstakingly worked not to snag a curl, however, my efforts were in vain. His gentle whining created a question. Would he rather me “gently” struggle with this endeavor while causing modest pain for a longer duration? Or, would he rather me quickly comb through the entwinement causing greater pain that would disappear instantly? I’m sure parents would differ on how to approach this.

The above question is much like the Band-aid Conundrum (something I’m not quite sure exists but I think should). The…

James Opacich

Interested in thoughts and data. Data Science Immersive Student at General Assembly

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