I wanted to create a quick tutorial on how to play chess with an AI in Python. Here you go, should you be interested Github for tutorial is located here tutorials/python_chess at master · rogerfitz/tutorials (github.com) Use it to analyze your own play or beat your friends in chess.
Get the code Was talking with my Aunt about some bracket advice today and realized I should make a quick tutorial for more tech minded people. It’s a pretty reusable approach. Just scrape betting information to make picks. Golf is another good one where this works. In the tutorial I go through: Scraping a website… Read More March Madness Bracket using Betting Futures and Python
Last week, I wrote about using the Google Maps API to visualize travel times according to when you want to leave by using their “Depart at” feature to simulate traffic. This week I took it a step further and made an interactive version. Go give it a try next time you have to drive somewhere, especially… Read More Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times Interactive Version
Algorithmia was recently in the news for receiving Series A funding from Google. The concept is pretty cool. Create a marketplace for machine learning algorithms that allows companies without a large R&D team to use algorithms as a black box. Algorithmia: How it works I created an account and was given “credits” to call algorithms.… Read More Algorithmia for Lolcat OCR Review
I’m starting a new posting series called “Visualization Vednesday” where I’ll talk about or create a visualization and critique it. For this first post, let’s talk about Google Maps and travel times. Travel Times Problem Yesterday I had to drive home from my parents house to go to dinner with my grandma who had just… Read More Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times
Before diving into how exactly Nate Silver’s Elo algorithm works I want to tell you a little about Nate Silver. Nate Silver first became famous from his MLB player projection tool PECOTA and managing Baseball Prospectus, a website devoted to baseball “sabermetrics”. Nate became publicly famous for predicting 49/50 states in the 2008 presidential election and was named… Read More Replicating Nate Silver’s NBA Elo Algorithm