Friday, January 23, 2015

Links on Data Science, Research and ML for the day (January 22, 2014)

These are some interesting links for your day:

  1. Ello is basically dead on its tracks (It was supposed to be a free Facebook without ads or tracking). Damn, and I just got my invite.
  2. Antuit (a Big Data firm) just got a bazillion dollars (yes, I'm sure that is a real quantity of money)
  3. Call or papers for Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging
  4. How research projects are like startups

ArcPy and ArcGIS

While I'm at it (blog updates I mean), I might as well describe what I'm doing.

I'm currently learning what should be a cartographer/geologist wet dream. Is a piece of software called ArcGIS, which for what I have learned looks like a really fancy CAD oriented towards geologists.

It can definitely create beautiful maps, and while the way to learn it is less than optimal, it offers plenty of toolboxes as well as custom ones that you can import from other sources.

Right now, I'm just learning the basics and if anyone knows how to extract parts of maps using their Python interface, that would be most helpful.

ArcGIS sample screen, borrowed from:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Amazing video built with NASA's incredible gigapixel image.

I've always been a sucker for high resolution videos and space imagery. So it comes to no surprise that I would just love the following video done using the latest super giga pixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest neighbor, released by NASA

Enjoy in fullscreen by all means, and it is way better if you wear your headphones.