Tips and Advice before Hiking the West Coast Trail

Sharing my tips, photos, and videos for the The West Coast Trail (WCT). The hike is a 75 Km footpath that cuts through some of the most stunning coastal territory in North America

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19 Essential Snippets in Pandas

A compilation of Python Pandas snippets for data science. After playing around with Pandas for about a month, I've compiled a pretty large list of useful snippets that I find myself reusing over and over. Most of these snippets are handy little tricks that will hopefully save you some time

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Running a Python Jupyter Notebook on Google Cloud Engine

I recently became addicted to Kaggle. To fuel this addiction, a much larger computer was needed. Loading a small dataset is not a problem on my 8GB Macbook, but when you start dealing with millions of rows... Maximizing the ability to experiment with data means having a reliable environment with ample computing power. There are two possible solutions - (1) drop a couple grand on a high performance PC, or (2) spend about $1 per hour for Google Compute Engine high memory instance.

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