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
New tutorial series is out! In it I show how you can : Scan your own books using video, not pictures, so it’s easier to record. Automatically detect page turns to find “keyframes” from the page turning video Extract the text using OCR (using AWS Textract and Microsoft Read) Check OCR accuracy using Project Gutenberg… Read More Create Audio Books from your Bookshelf Using Python
Let’s face it. Web scraping can be a bit boring sometimes. The general process is: Find site that has data Inspect element and see where data lives If in html table, write logic to parse table run for one page run on all pages fix minor bugs done Each and every site has little quirks.… Read More How to Turn Web Scraping Into a Computer Vision Problem
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
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
Whenever I look for a new data source on the NFL or daily fantasy betting, I find a bunch of sad souls that don’t realize how easy it is to scrape data. People always want excel workbooks that already have all the data they need modeled up and ready to go but unfortunately they have… Read More How to Scrape Historical DraftKings Data in Under 20 Minutes