People watching is likely my favourite pastime. Since I’ve made myself at home at Vanhawks, I’ve shifted my attention towards watching cyclists. Our office is located just East of Toronto’s Business District and it’s been such a treat to watch all the cyclists biking to work each day – especially those dressed to impress (I’m seriously impressed). 560 more words
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Outliers can generally be detected by algorithms used for predictions. Examples include algorithms for clustering, classification and association rule learning.
To illustrate, let’s run through an example with the k-nearest neighbor (kNN) clustering algorithm. 256 more words
New York Times — ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America. The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change is much more comprehensive: In just 15 years, we have gone from being a society divided roughly evenly between progressive and traditionalist visions to a country where social conservatism is countercultural and clearly in retreat. 106 more words