Best links of the week #2

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Best links of the week from 14th January to 20th January.


  1. Data Hackers BR is apparently the largest community for Data Science in Brazil. They own a blog, a podcast, a Slack channel and a mailing list.
  2. Peeriodicals is a platform where you can compile a set of [existing] articles into a virtual journal, becoming its Editor-in-chief. People can subscribe to your jornal and follow your editions, just like they would in a real journal.
  3. Alerta máximo contra as pseudociências at Unicamp Notícias.
  4. TLM is a new open-source project that aims to create an interactive textbook containing A-Z explanations of concepts and methods, algorithms and their code implementations from the fields of data science, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, statistics, and more. TLM also seeks to link these fields to each other, highlighting their correlation.
  5. Cookiecutter Data Science: A logical, reasonably standardized, but flexible project structure for doing and sharing data science work.
  6. Faster Data Science Education at Kaggle.

Best links of the week #1

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Best links of the week from 7th January to 13th January.


  1. Price’s Law: Why Only A Few People Generate Half Of The Results at Darius Foroux’s blog.
  2. Why every data scientist shall read “The Book of Why” by Judea Pearl at Towards Data Science.
  3. Understanding Purposive Sampling at ThoughtCo., which is a non-probability sampling, as opposed to random sampling. More about it here at Research Methodology.
  4. Why it’s time to publish research “failures” at Elsevier Connect.
  5. If your journal still uses “statistical significance” in 2017, retire your statistical consultant at Miguel Hernán’s Twitter feed.
  6. Todos os filmes originais Netflix, classificados do pior ao melhor at Revista Bula.
  7. Links of the Week at Marcus Nunes’ blog, from where I took the idea to start my links of the week.
MSc, Paris, PhD

New home?

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With some exceptions, 2018 was a hell of a year.

The year was going just fine in my academic and professional life. I had obtained some nice results for my masters and managed to get very interesting advancements at work. In parallel, at the beginning of the year, I had applied to a PhD position, though I had little hope to be selected. Months passed due to the lengthy process, and I kept following what I had planned for the year. For a week in May, the institute funded all applicants that reached the last stage of the selection process to come to Paris for several interviews, among other activities. By this point, I was already happy, regardless of the result. The experience allowed me to open my eyes to several subjects that I today deem very important and it also gave me an opportunity to meet some amazing people. I’m sorry if I’m missing some country, my memory is not the best, but if I recall correctly there were people from the United States, Chile, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China and Taiwan.