Data Scientist

So for the last few months I’ve been doing a year long course on “Big Data”, which is just data science and data analytics . The skills we are  learn are Python, R,SQL and MS Excel.  We’ll be doing the flowing certs MS Excel Expert, MTA in Python and an Oracle SQL one . For me the Python and SQL are  the most important.

I’ve played with Python in the past  ,and I  don’t have a  in  depth knowledge, which kind of worried  me a bit , but after watching some youtube videos , I realize I don’t need  to master Python , I just need to know enough Python to get the job done the rest I can learn.What I need to know is  pandas, matplotlib, and numpy ( and maybe nltk ), also Jupyter note book is handy too .  I have also found I have natural ability for SQL and that the programming involved in data science suites me, I was never going to to be  a software developer or engineer , I was always someone who wrote scripts on the fly to get the job done.

I am a Harry Potter fan , and found someone did  Natural Language Processing on the books and have a txt file of all the books on their GitHub, so that what I am  going to do, analyse the books. .Second on Kaggel I found data set on Superheros , which looks fun, so also will  analyses that.I will post the results here and on my GitHub.





Why I logged off Facebook and Twitter

Unless you been living under rock ( or pineapple under the sea ) you  will know there a referendum on abortion going on  in Ireland, and it has  been ugly . Unfortunately  my views are very conservative an not ever one agrees with them , and most of the people I follow on social media have very liberal views, so it can a very lonely place, which I learnt the  last time . As a result after the last referendum I became very depressed, and felt like was a bad person . I know I am not I  just have a different view,  I expressed my opinion , and now for  my own mental health I  have deiced to go off Facebook, ignore  all news till Monday.

Data Analytics Project Ideas

I’m  currently doing Data Analytics courses with the Kildare Wicklow  Education and  Training Board, and as part of the the course we have do a  couple of projects so I going use this blog as place to display the results .

I have a  interest in IT security, networking and coding, so  have decide to do my project on those topics .

Project Alpha

Statistical Analysis of Urban and Rural broadband . Using data collected from a “War Driving ” session  compare broadband in rural and urban areas . Is there preference over ISPs , what is the most popular not ISP router.

Using a raspberry pi with Kail Linux installed run a Kismet in Rural and Urban area .

Convert the logs and analyse  using python and R.

Project Beat

Statistical Analysis of  data from Stack overflow .

Harry Potter Linux Aliases

So today I finally go around to add aliases to my bash profile . As I’m huge Harry Potter fan I decided to merge the two, so I use Harry Potter spells .

alias accio='sudo apt-get install'
alias ak='kill -9' # Avada Kedavra is just too long, an to hard to spell
alias portus='cd /home'
alias scourgify='sudo apt-get remove'
alias mischief-managed='sudo shutdown –h now'

Any other suggestions .

Poems for Dad

My Dad died last Sunday,over the last week i wrote a few poems, one was even on pamphlet at the funeral .Let .me know what you think

Eleven weeks you were gone
But now you are home
No longer all alone
Surrounded by family and friends.
The way you always was.
This is where you belong
Here in the house you and I built
And the home you built.
Stone cold only sixty eight years old.
Life is not always fair
For those who shouldn’t
Exit too soon.
But they’re not relay gone
Even if their swan song is sung.
For all you need to is to close your eyes
And think very hard.
There they’ll be
For you to see.

Here at your place of final rest
Surrounded by people you knew all your life
Sure just across is the mother of your wife.
Laying next to the daughter you never knew
But never forgot.

So the time has come
And I’ll try not to cry
So it time for you to rest
To have a cup tea and cigarette
I’m sure you don’t regret
I wont say farwell but just
Slan leat

I will no longer hear your voice
Or see you smile
But I will not cry
You taught me many things
Did everything.
Came with me to many places .
But now i must face these things on my own
But not alone.
For while you are gone, your not that far away
All i need to do close my eyes and think
And there you will be
With spade and shovel in hand .
The last week seem like a dream
It didn’t fell real
Or so it seems
Life must go on
We will never stop to mourn you.
And we you sons and loving wife
Will never forget.