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Coding a simple matchmaking algorithm for thousands of users

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Almost every dating app on the market right now have some form of a dating algorithm. However, these algorithms are usually not publicly available for public scrutiny. Also, the companies behind them probably wouldn’t want their secret formula to be exposed to competitors. …


Results of using Facebook Prophet to trade cryptocurrencies

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In the world of cryptocurrency, everyone is looking to make money. Either through mining, trading, or something else entirely. For me, I wanted to see if money could be made through trading. However, not just trading alone, but trading with machine learning!

Using machine learning to predict market prices is…


For websites that require more than just beautifulsoup

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As someone who uses beautifulsoup, I know the power of automating and navigating websites using code. However, there are times when beautifulsoup can’t be used. For example — whenever you need to click on a button within the page to access more content. …


Using Python to backtest a trading strategy based on tweet sentiment analysis

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About a week ago, I wrote an article about Twitter’s connection to the stock market. At the conclusion of this article, I wondered what would happen if a stock trading strategy was based solely on the sentiment of Twitter users. Could the opinion of the crowd lead to profit? …


Analyzing Twitter’s connection to next day stock returns

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Over twenty years ago, no one could have probably predicted social media to be as huge as it is now. Also probably didn’t expect it to potentially influence the stock market either. …


How I constructed thousands of rows of data points from scratch

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Data is the foundation of data science and machine learning. Thousands upon thousands of data points are needed in order to analyze, visualize, draw conclusions, and build ML models. In some situations, data is readily available and free to download. Other times, the data is nowhere to be found.

In…


A step-by-step tutorial on sending emails using Python

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Programming can be used for a lot of things. From creating simple math functions to building mobile apps. It can also be used to automate specific tasks to be done in seconds, as opposed to doing it yourself which could take hours. As we have developed unique and special ways…


What I experienced when I attended one

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After graduation, I transitioned from an aimless college student to an aimless college grad. A career with my degree wasn’t what I idealized. But I decided to finish up my undergrad rather than switch to a less than interesting major for myself. More than a year passes by and suddenly…


For first time job seekers and career switchers — I was in your shoes too

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As someone who recently left the job search process, I understand how crazy and frustrating it can really be. In my case, I was looking to break into the tech industry. But, the issue was that I had no prior professional tech experience whatsoever. So, I attended a coding bootcamp’s…


My Journey after Graduation — Not as straightforward as you might think

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When I graduated from a coding bootcamp, I was flooded with a barrage of emotions and ideas. Feelings of accomplishment, determination, nervousness, and questions entered my head. I’ve done it, what’s next? Where do I go from here? And all the usual thoughts someone gets when they enter the next…

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