Data Science books to read during lockdown

If you're reading this post around its publishing date in April 2020, chances are you're at home, responsibly isolating yourself amid COVID-19 curfews around the world. What a better time than now to read actual books on data-related topics, that you've been postponing for too long in favor of short articles... To give you some... Continue Reading →

DataLingo is now on Instagram!

Yes, I just took my data science enthusiasm to a whole new level. I created the Instagram account datalingo, where I rhapsodize about data science, visualizations, Python libraries, and my love for ThinkPads and Pop!OS.But beside sharing my knowledge and learning progress, I aim to connect with data enthusiasts around the world and to raise... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019

As the year is almost over, it’s time to review my one and only resolution that I've been sticking to for the past four years: the Goodreads Reading Challenge. For 2019 I set quite a reasonable goal of reading 24 books, an average of two per month. To combine my love for literature and data... Continue Reading →

Web Scraping IMDb with R

Web scraping is a method of automatically gathering data from websites in a structured manner and saving it into a local database or spreadsheet. Why would you do this? Maybe you want to compare the prices of similar products from different companies, or generate leads for your sales team, or find trend in a certain... Continue Reading →

Fear and loathing @ 5. Linguistik Meetup in Potsdam

Wednesday marked the first day of the last summer month and I celebrated by presenting a poster at the 5th Linguistics Meetup Berlin-Potsdam, hosted at the Potsdam University. Whereas last year I gave a talk about the impairment of concrete vs. abstract words in semantic dementia, this year I contributed with a poster about my ongoing... Continue Reading →

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