Training a model with 92 million records in 34 seconds

From space exploration to robotics, from game engines to medical research, and from training a single model to powering the entire data center, GPUs are an integral part of the process of how we deal with data.

If one thing that we need today, more than ever, is the speed to process the enormous data we generate. With the latest GTC 2020 keynote, which was delivered from the CEO’s kitchen, NVIDIA made clear that they want to utilize GPUs in all the fields possible.

In this article, we are going to learn how we can accelerate an end-to-end machine learning…


Using regular expression to search and replace URL

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If you have stumbled upon/purposefully came to this article, I am presuming that you have a basic understanding of the Django structure and the framework in general. Therefore, skipping Django 101, I’ll straight dive into the main functionality.

The post is divided into two parts. Again, you may forward to the second half if you are already familiar with what template tags are.

Part 1 — Background of Django Template Tags

Part 2 — How to use Custom tags

Part 1 — Template Tags

The primary usage of template tags is to write some sort of code in your HTML so that it can display…


Python for Data Science

Scraping data from FIFA.com in 4 Simple Steps

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Update as on 26.02.2020 — FIFA somehow removed total data of the 2018 World Cup making this blog just for reference purposes. If I find the link of the archive somewhere, I’ll post it just under this. Apologies for the inconvenience in advance.

Most people think data science is about cool machine learning algorithms and self-driving cars. Let me tell you something, it’s not. Almost 80% of the time you are searching and cleaning the data, and if successful, remaining 20% in those cool stuff you see upfront.

“Find data and play with it” is the most repeated advice a…


How Starbucks uses GIS to plan their next store location

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But first, coffee.

The thing that stands true for most of us is we need coffee the first thing in the morning. Worldwide, with over 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed on a daily basis, coffee is the second most traded commodity, falling a little short behind crude oil. No kidding. Let us understand how our favorite and world’s leading coffee chain Starbucks, with 17 million customers a week, plan their stores to get the most out of business.

Focusing on the right customer demographics and population plays an important role in the success of a business, but so does…


Learn visualization using Python and Folium, from scratch

Data visualization is not merely science, it is an art. The way our human brain works, it is really easy to process information in the form of visualization. After almost 25 years into digital mapping and many companies using machine learning to collect mass amounts of data, data visualization is important more than ever.

In this article, we are going to visualize the Tesla Superchargers (charging stations) available at present in France. We will use Python, Folium, and Pandas to get the job done. Excited? Let’s get started.

GitHub / Live map here

First things First

Data

First things first, we are using Tesla Supercharger data by Government of…


And how you can contribute to making it even better

It’s been a year since Google Dataset Search came out. Works like a charm but despite all the efforts, it’s still in its beta stage. And the aim of the article is to let you know how it works and how you can contribute to making it even better.

How many times do you search anything on Google on a given day? Maybe 10 times? or maybe over 100, depending upon your job, no one keeps a count. But our basic intuition to almost every question we don’t know is — “Google it”.

It’s same with the datasets, whenever we…


Learn how they work, what their features are, and why we need a new tool

Earthquakes in California, 2000 to 2018, kepler.gl

Let’s start with why.

Why do we need geospatial analysis? Why does it matter now more than ever?

Human brain recognizes information mostly based on time, date, and location. For example, “Remember we met yesterday at the theatre?” or “Where are you now?” followed by “I am at the university”.

With the help of today’s technologies — cellphones, GPS, social media, and more — one can collect geo-referenced (time and place) data of practically any event occurring around them, or even globally.

Geospatial analysis is leveraging this data into building maps, cartograms, statistics, and graphs, to show how changes are taking place and where…


A walk through the best tools available for Geospatial analysis

Let’s start with why.

Why do we need geospatial analysis? Why does it matter now more than ever?

Human brain recognizes information mostly based on time, date, and location. For example, “Remember we met yesterday at the theatre?” or “Where are you now?” followed by “I am at the university”.

With the help of today’s technologies — cellphones, GPS, social media, and more — one can collect geo-referenced (time and place) data of practically any event occurring around them, or even globally.

Geospatial analysis is leveraging this data into building maps, cartograms, statistics, and graphs, to show how changes are taking place and where…


Start your journey into the Geospatial world with this guide

Location of the Active Volcanoes in the United States

The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it

— Jack Dangermond

Geospatial data? What is that?

The term geospatial is relatively new and has been gaining popularity since the 1980s. Data which contains geographic content in it is classified as geospatial data. This includes coordinates, postal codes, city, or address. But only coordinates are not enough to understand the whole dataset. There must be some notation about that coordinates, for example, the name of the location which the coordinates represent. We call it attribute data.

Still not sure? Have a look at the data below.

VOLCANX020 : NAME…


Including custom domains, sub-domains, and https

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As a working professional, it is easy to spend a few bucks for your website hosting, but for the majority of students, I don’t think so. We’re (I am a student as well) already running low on money and then monthly/quarterly fees for the hosting? A big no-no.

Now, for students like me and you, GitHub has something to offer, a free service called GitHub Pages. A simple name and even simpler the working. You can host your static web pages, like blog or portfolio, on GitHub’s servers for free.

Initially, you will have the domain name which will look…

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learning and sharing, intern @nvidia

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