sepdek March 29, 2020

In a recent post (Analysis of live COVID-19 data – a MATLAB/Octave approach) I described how it is possible to analyse live COVID-19 data from reliable online data sources and create intuitive graphical representations. Apparently, this task is also simple when using Python programming language. To this end, a Colab Python notebook was created to […]

sepdek March 25, 2020

Analysis of (time-series) data being collected in (near) realtime often provides insight for a process underway. As the current situation with COVID-19 is still critical lots of data are being collected, curated and streamed throughout the world, and researchers strive to get the most out of them to identify patterns and, maybe, make predictions. In […]

sepdek May 16, 2018

The official Dropbox client application, at least to date, supports one and only one user account per personal computer user. This means that if a user has multiple accounts there is no official way to synchronise all Dropbox accounts under one personal computing device user account. Nevertheless, it is fairly easy and simple to activate […]

sepdek February 16, 2018

Clustering is an important category of machine learning methods and a main form of unsupervised learning. Clustering is essentially distinctive and substantially different from the other dominant form of machine learning, classification, in that it does not rely on training (supervised learning). In principle, clustering represents any method that tries to identify and distinguish groups […]

sepdek January 23, 2018

This post serves as a practical approach towards a vectorized implementation of the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm mainly for MATLAB or OCTAVE applications. EM is a really powerful and elegant method for finding maximum likelihood solutions in cases where the hypothesis involves a gaussian mixture model and latent variables. Introduction EM is connected with the […]

sepdek October 21, 2017

There is often a need to use a webpage as a reference. So how is it possible to get the most recent date that webpage was updated? There have been people suggesting that one might exploit the power of google and execute a specific kind of search that might reveal the date of a webpage. […]

sepdek October 7, 2017

Everyone loves automation. Automation is conservation of energy; its like the habits we people are into, the habits that seem to be there for all living entities. One great automation option we may enjoy in our everyday work is that provided by the operating systems on our computers to perform tasks for us. One such […]

sepdek July 4, 2017

The following set of shell commands are among the basic steps to setup a Linux-based web server (LAMP=Linux Apache MySQL PHP). The procedure has been tested on an Ubuntu 14.04.05 Trusty Tahr (LTS) installation. Most steps and procedures are based on the tutorial found in DigitalOcean and in the linked pages. In the commands that […]