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Data Scientist for Social Good. Former MCAT Tutor and Content Writer. Diversity Advocate. Pianist. Linguaphile. UChicago and Flatiron Alum.

A step-by-step tutorial on how to use FacetGrid with the various features of Seaborn to create engaging visualizations for your exploratory data analysis

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Just a little bit of background. Amidst the economic and political uncertainty and after witnessing the tragedy that ensued as the original epicenter of the outbreak during the COVID epidemic, 15 NYC Metro Area residents as fledging data scientists made the decision to begin their metamorphosis at the Flatiron School. As the virus continues to rage on throughout the rest of our nation, we have remained online solely knowing and interacting with one another through the Zoom-based learning platform, reminiscent of Hollywood Squares.

What I have found critical in my success throughout my learning journey have been the step-by-step tutorials…


A comprehensive tutorial on regular expression and how to use the re module to enhance its capabilities in Python

As my fellow cohort members and I navigate through the remaining content portion before embarking on our capstone project, we have been invited to a feast to fill our gluttonous bellies with the cornucopia of the topics left in the curriculum, which includes unsupervised learning algorithms, i.e. cluster and principal component analysis, neural networks, as well as concepts such as time-series, recommendation systems, and Big Data. Just a few easy breezy concepts in data science…(in a very sarcastic tone)

This past weekend, I was listening to the news and was saddened by the surge of hate crimes against Asian-Americans, especially…


A comprehensive tutorial on regular expression and how to use the Python module re to enhance your machine learning workflow

2021 could not have arrived any sooner, as America as the beacon of democracy during an unprecedented pandemic is faced with an existential crisis not unlike the one Prince Hamlet grappled with during his soliloquy. On a much less significant level at the Flatiron School Data Science bootcamp and amongst my cohort members, we have ruminated and pontificated on the significance of RegEx in our data science journey.

In such discussions, the general consensus is that RegEx is a skill or topic everyone wants to understand better, but no one is particularly motivated to learn due to all of our…


Every society throughout mankind’s history has its own version of the fundamental principle of the lesser of two evils. In idyllic ancient Greece, Homer sang the tale of how Odysseus in his homeward journey is faced with the vexing choice of sacrificing six of his crewmen to satiate the voracious appetite of Scylla the six-headed monster or losing his entire crew to Charybdis the whirlpool. …

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