I miss seeing people. I miss getting on the subway. I miss dinging the Citi Bike bell. Given that one of the #1 things on my mind is the Coronavirus, I went through this tutorial, “Bar Chart Race in Python with Matplotlib” and created my own race using this updated COVID-19 dataset.
In this blog post, I share my bar chart race, talk about my observations, and visualize the rapid growth of cases aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. You can follow along my code in Jupyter Notebook here.
Over the last year I’ve enjoyed visiting art museums especially in NYC. It’s great to go with a couple of friends and get blown away by a huge range of creations. One day I’ll stand side by side with a massive steel sculpture and another I’ll squint my eyes at a tiny painting to scan over its intricate details. In NYC, there are many museums to visit, and I found an NYC public dataset that gives the coordinates and address information for each one. I will plot them out with Tableau.
I’ve been riding Citi Bikes for a year now and it’s hands on the handles my favorite way to get around NYC. I think it’s so convenient and fun to zoom around the streets and enjoy the city’s amazing atmosphere. I’m thankful for the plethora of bike docks and safe bike lanes that allow me to have these experiences.
On the contrary, NYC biking can be dangerous because of aggressive driving and an overwhelming amount of cars. In this blog post, I look into an NYC public dataset of collisions involving bikes in Manhattan in January and February 2020. Furthermore…
Thank you… motion sensor hand towel machine. You never work, so I just end up looking like I’m waving hello to a wall robot.
-Jimmy Fallon via BrainyQuote
I’ve been interested in the automation of our tasks. One of my most memorable inspirations was the scene in the “Green Hornet” where Jay Chou, playing tech-savvy Kato, makes an amazing cup of latte that you can practically taste and smell through the screen, using a beautiful, complicated-looking coffee machine (that he built!) by pushing a few buttons and pulling a few levers!
I also remember when I came out of college…
Recommendation Systems and How to Create a Simple one with Python
I used to sell luxury watches in a retail environment. My job was to use my knowledge of customers and convince them to splurge. In retrospect, I was constantly filtering and sorting customer information then drawing conclusions on how to construct my next sales approach. Today, many companies use algorithms to do the same thing with recommendation systems. It’s fascinating that companies are able to ell you what you want before you knew it and without ever seeing your face. …
“Code is the new concrete for 21st century cities and we need a digital infrastructure to share data and create safer and more sustainable streets.”
-Janette Sadik-Khan, former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and an advisor on transportation and urban issues.
Ever since the advent of rideshare services, I’ve felt that it’s improved my life. I don’t have to feel awkward getting wave-rejected as an occupied taxi whizzes past me and I can avoid shady taxi drivers from taking me on the longest route possible. Ridesharing services have done me a great service and I think…
“You can blow on the dice all you want, but whether they come up ‘seven’ is still a function of random luck”
Random, Rndmao, Nardom. Arbitrary spellings of the same word. First I’m going to talk a little bit about the random module in python and then some ways we can use it with few lines of code.