Analyzing Tabeau Conference tweets with Tableau Desktop

I had a great time at 2017’s Tableau Conference in Vegas this year which just wrapped up yesterday. Always interested in seeing what people are excited about at the conference based on what’s being tweeted. As usual, the popular hashtags for this year’s event were #data17 and #tc17. Prepping the data Using my small Python script for …

Creating NOAA Storm Advisories With Tensorflow & RNNs

The code below is a small project which uses LSTM cells in Tensorflow to build an RNN. This network is trained to generate hurricane & tropical storm advisories. The dataset originates from the National Hurricane Center’s archives from 2006 to 2016 found at http://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/atcf/archive/. You can find the both the code to download the data and …

Installing XGBoost on Windows using Visual Studio 2017

Some of the guides I came across were outdated or a little complicated. This takes you through installing XGBoost with Anaconda in Windows using Visual Studio 2017 Tools Installation Install Anaconda for Windows https://www.anaconda.com/download/ Install latest version of CMake for Windows 64bit. I chose option to add to PATH https://cmake.org/download/ Install Git for Windows. I chose …

Tensorflow Windows – No module named ‘_pywrap_tensorflow’

If you are getting messages like No module named ‘_pywrap_tensorflow’ or ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. or Failed to load the native TensorFlow runtime for Tensorflow GPU on Windows, you should make sure you’re using the right version of cuDNN. As of this post, the latest version of Tensorflow …

Facebook News Dataset – 1000K Comments and 20K Posts

BigQuery: https://bigquery.cloud.google.com/dataset/jbencina-144002:fb_news GitHub (Data & Script): https://github.com/jbencina/facebook-news Overview Dataset contains 19,850 posts from 83 various news organizations & personalities representing up to the last 250 page posts made as of July 14th, 2017. Each post has up to 100 comments for a total of 1,025,403 comments. Script This script loops though a dictionary of Facebook page ids and retrieves the last N posts …