Best links of the week #5

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Best links of the week from 4th February to 10th February.


  1. Como controlar o braço de outra pessoa com o poder da sua mente? at UOL.
  2. vidente is an R package I am currently writing to parse and analyze data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program, which covers over 1/3 of the US population on cancer incidence and survival.
  3. Ciência de Dados com R is a book on Data Science using R at Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa e Análise de Dados.
  4. Data Science & Machine Learning Course at Ivanovitch Silva’s GitHub repository.
  5. A receita dos candidatos a deputado federal em 2018 at Nexo Jornal.
  6. AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries at CB Insights.
  7. The open-source and crowd sourced conference website.
  8. Ranking of IT conferences.


  1. Trânsito no Brasil, o que mudou em 10 anos? – Parte 4 at Ramon Nogueira’s LinkedIn profile.
  2. Introdução de Álgebra Linear para Data Science at Data Hackers’ blog.
  3. Por que eu odeio dashboards at Data Hackers’ blog.
  4. lifelogging, um estilo de vida at o eu analítico.

Scientific Articles

  1. On the Interpretation of do(x) at Judea Pearl’s FTP (probably to be published in a peer reviewed journal soon).
  2. Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region at Science.
  3. Causal and Counterfactual Inference at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  4. A note on oxygen, matches and fires at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  5. The Seven Tools of Causal Inference with Reflections on Machine Learning at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  6. On the utility of causal diagrams in modeling attrition: a practical example at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  7. Generalizing Experimental Findings at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  8. A note on “Generalization of Study Results” at Judea Pearl’s FTP.
  9. Hidden Technical Debt in Machine Learning Systems at Electronic Proceedings of the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference


  1. Real Talk with Instagram Data Scientist at Springboard’s channel on YouTube.