How good a particle physicist is GPT-3?

Marton Trencseni - Sat 24 September 2022 • Tagged with gpt, gpt-3

Here I will show a "conversation" with GPT-3 to gauge how good a particle physicist — or an illusion of a particle physicist — it is.

GPT-3

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MAF Data Science Culture Doc

Marton Trencseni - Fri 23 September 2022 • Tagged with maf, culture

I wrote a Culture Doc for the Data Science team I lead at Majid Al Futtaim.

Culture doc

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How good a Data Scientist is GPT-3? - Part II

Marton Trencseni - Sat 03 September 2022 • Tagged with gpt, gpt-3

I have further "conversations" with GPT-3, this time asking more difficult questions about real-world Data Science projects I have personally worked on.

GPT-3

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How good a Data Scientist is GPT-3?

Marton Trencseni - Sun 31 July 2022 • Tagged with gpt, gpt-3

Recently I have been playing around with OpenAI's GPT-3 and I am very impressed by it. It reminds of the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Here I will show a "conversation" with GPT-3 to gauge how good a Data Scientist — or an illusion of a Data Scientist — it is.

GPT-3

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The Elements of Typographic Style

Marton Trencseni - Sat 23 July 2022 • Tagged with book, typography

The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst is the most beautiful book I've ever held in my hand. This stunning piece of readable art shows Bringhurst's love for the craft of design, typography and writing, and his mastery of these subject, a result of his life-long devotion to them. I am not a professional typographer, but I enjoyed glancing at, reading and appreciating every page of this book.

The Elments of Typographic Style

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The Culture Map

Marton Trencseni - Fri 22 July 2022 • Tagged with book, management, culture

The Culture Map by Erin Meyer is a system of 8 scales which can be used to determine how cultures vary along a spectrum. The scales can be used to analyse one culture relative to another and decode how culture influences your international collaborations. I find the considerations in the book helpful irrespective of cultural background; the 8 scales can be applied to individuals as well, irrespective of where they are from.

The Culture Map

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Working Backwards

Marton Trencseni - Sun 10 July 2022 • Tagged with amazon, book, management, writing

Amazon established a set of principles and mechanisms, enabling the company to grow from a single founder to several hundred thousand employees while remaining stubbornly true to its mission of obsessing over customers to create long-term shareholder value.

Working Backwards

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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing

Marton Trencseni - Fri 08 July 2022 • Tagged with hbr, book, management, writing

If your writing is sloppy and artless people will think you are the same. They won’t care about your message, they won’t do business with you. It’s not true that only ideas matter. Good writing gets ideas noticed.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing

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Culture Docs: Facebook, Netflix and Valve

Marton Trencseni - Sat 18 June 2022 • Tagged with culture, facebook, netflix, valve

Many companies have some sort of "Culture Doc", a booklet or similar, which explains to new joiners what the company is about. I received Facebook's "Little Red Booklet" when I joined in 2016 February, and I was amazed how good it was. Recently I was researching other companies' Culture Docs, and found a version of Netflix's and Valve's online. It's interesting to compare and contrast what these different companies choose to put in their Culture Doc. Facebook's Culture Doc is very mission and execution oriented and serious, Netflix is analytical and HR-focused, and Valve's is a lighthearted explanation of how the company works.

Move fast and break things

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More Data Scientists should learn SQL

Marton Trencseni - Sun 29 May 2022 • Tagged with data, sql

In my experience, many Data Scientists struggle to write SQL queries in interviews.

SQL

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Useful Python decorators for Data Scientists

Marton Trencseni - Sun 22 May 2022 • Tagged with python, decorators

I show toy implementations of Python decorator patterns that may be useful for Data Scientists.

Python decorators

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Building a toy Python @dataclass decorator

Marton Trencseni - Thu 12 May 2022 • Tagged with python, dataclass, decorator

I write a toy implementation of Python's @dataclass decorator to improve my Python fu and learn more about decorators and metaprogramming.

Python enum

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Python decorator patterns

Marton Trencseni - Sun 08 May 2022 • Tagged with python, decorators

I show toy implementations of Python decorator patterns such as @measure, @repeat, @trace, @count, @singleton, and @app.route (made famous by Flask).

Python enum

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Building a toy Python Enum class - Part II

Marton Trencseni - Thu 05 May 2022 • Tagged with python, enum

I extend my previous toy implementation of Python's Enum class to add more features.

Python enum

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Building a toy Python Enum class - Part I

Marton Trencseni - Tue 03 May 2022 • Tagged with python, enum

I write a toy implementation of Python's Enum class to learn about Python metaclasses.

Python enum

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"Over 70% of all Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today"

Marton Trencseni - Sat 30 April 2022 • Tagged with porsche, timeseries, fit, survival

Porsche proudly advertises "Over 70% of all Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today". Is this a testament of the quality and longevity of Porsche cars, or simply a result of the brand switching from niche sportscar manufacturing to mass production around the year 1999?

Over 70% of all Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today

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"The company is all hot air"

Marton Trencseni - Tue 26 April 2022 • Tagged with startups, theranos, wework, scalien

Theranos, WeWork and the startup hustle.

Bayes vs z-test

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Python types for Data Scientists - Part III

Marton Trencseni - Fri 22 April 2022 • Tagged with python, types

I show slightly more advanced aspects of type checking in Python for Data Scientists.

Mypy

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Python types for Data Scientists - Part II

Marton Trencseni - Sun 17 April 2022 • Tagged with python, types

I show slightly more advanced uses of type checking in Python.

Python snake

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Python types for Data Scientists - Part I

Marton Trencseni - Fri 08 April 2022 • Tagged with python, types

I show how to use basic type hints and get type checking working in ipython notebooks.

Python types for Data Scientists

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