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Most viewed essays of 2019

If you’re good, you need to talk more

An essay about the virtue of openness.

The personal PhD

I think people who are drawn to PhD programs should consider whether they can assemble the key ingredients on their own.

Most viewed posts of 2018

Size-constrained gradient descent and the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, explained step-by-step

Walkthrough of a practice problem in Michael Nielsen’s book, Neural Networks and Deep Learning.

Most viewed posts of 2017

Communication in data science: more than just the final report

Reflections on a course I taught in the Master of Data Science program at UBC.

KendRick LamaR

An exploratory analysis of data about Kendrick Lamar’s music, pulled from Spotify and Genius.

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Summary: The Righteous Mind

My 4500-word, chapter-by-chapter summary of Jonathan Haidt’s book on moral reasoning.

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