[ml] ML meetup: sociological datasets (Thursday 1/19 @ 6:30pm)
mschachter at eigenminds.com
Thu Jan 19 18:52:42 PST 2012
Hi David - I try to teach workshops at a level
where if you know a bit of programming and
a bit of mathematics, then you can get some
intuition and start working with data. But... there's
always a learning curve!
Regardless, I'm sitting in the Church room right
now, you should stop in.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM, David Knupp <knupp at well.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just an brief introduction, and a question. I'm developing an interest in
> machine learning, but I'm pretty much a complete ML newbie. I started
> trying to take the class being offered by Stanford last quarter, but the
> insanity of the holidays plus various end-of-year job-related deadlines all
> combined to make it pretty much a hopeless venture. I have much higher
> hopes this next time around. (I believe the class starts up again on the
> I'm an artist-turned-QA engineer by day, and fairly handy with python and
> perl, though I don't have any experience with R. I don't have an extensive
> math background, but I didn't find the math in the ML class too hard to
> follow along with.
> I don't know what kind of things this group covered in the past. I'm
> wondering whether there's a place of the uninitiated like myself.
> In any event, I may try to stop by this evening.
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Mike Schachter wrote:
> Hey everyone, I'll be 15-30 minutes late to the ML meetup
>> tonight. See you then (by 7:00pm)!
>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Mike Schachter <
>> mschachter at eigenminds.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone!
>> I'm keen on restarting the machine learning
>> meetups this year. Here's our wiki page for
>> the uninitiated:
>> My focus on data this year will be sound
>> and government&census data, and applications
>> relevant to Noisebridge itself.
>> Sound because I work with brain cells in the auditory
>> system, and government data because there's
>> a potential treasure trove of very relevant machine
>> learning applications for data accessible online,
>> with potential to for helping our crumbling democracy
>> and such.
>> So this Thursday, 6:30pm, in either the Church
>> or Turing room, come over and help me brainstorm
>> some ideas for datasets to work with. Next week
>> I'm going to teach a workshop on Random Forests
>> in R.
>> Some sites with datasets I'm looking through:
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