Learning python as an R user

Introduction As an avid listener to some tech podcasts, particularly ones that are run or feature people that I know, (pydataMCR and How AI Built this - find them on your favourite podcast player) I heard in one episode Liam (the host of How AI Built this) say “Kaylea is very much as R person … but she is learning python”. This is true, and in fact I feel like I’ve made quite good progress recently in using python that I thought it would be useful to share some of my tips and tricks for what has helped me.

Fun with Functions

On the 4th of February I presented a workshop on functions in R at the R Ladies Manchester meetup.

Changepoint Detection

Happy New Year (although by the time this post goes live it’ll be halfway through January, so it’s probably becoming a bit too late to be wishing a HNY). It’s January. A month where many pledge to make positive changes in their lives (more gym sessions, less alcohol etc). Given this I thought a fitting first blog post of the new year would be about change, more precisely changepoint detection (that was a tediously linked introduction, buy hey some things never change).