The German Philosopher’s methods of managing time produced exceptional results & you could use them to change your life for the better.

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Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher and one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Western philosophy.

His philosophy is called transcendental idealism, stating that the things we see in the world are only appearances, that the true nature of things is not knowable to us, but we can come closer to their true essence through our capacity of reasoning.

He believed that reason is the true source of morality.

Born in the 1724 A.D., Kant contributed immensely to the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. …


DATA SCIENCE, DATA VISUALIZATION

A real-life example with full code.

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In this post, my goal is to give a quick tutorial on how to implement the SARIMA (Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average) model to forecast seasonal data using python in the Jupyter notebook. If you wish to follow along, please download the data and code from my GitHub account.

Dataset

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this data captures the monthly net electricity generation from coal in the country. The numbers are in Kilowatthours.

The goal of this exercise is to build a SARIMA model to forecast values till 2030.

Importing Dependencies

Now, let’s start creating the model by importing various libraries…


DATA SCIENCE, DATA VISUALIZATION

A tutorial on how to write code to implement the XGBoost model in Jupyter Notebook.

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In this article, I shall be providing a tutorial on how to build a XGBoost model to handle a univariate time-series electricity dataset. The goal is to create a model that will allow us to confidently predict future electricity consumption in China. By the end of this article, you will be able to understand why we should use XGBoost, and how to write code to implement the model in Jupyter Notebook.

Download Data

This data has been downloaded originally from the online database created and maintained by the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED). …


A poem

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On a road trip with my kind,
Creating memories in my mind,
Green, yellow and blue rhyme,
Colours move seamlessly through relative time.

Embracing the scenery as soon as the journey began,
I try to lock these views in my mind as I drive my van,
The camera’s unable to discover what my eyes can,
Thank you my friend for your amazing plan.

I feel so joyous on a day like this,
The aura of nature fills the air with bliss,
For a moment, I do think about other friends that I miss,
Just then, through the window, I get the sunshine kiss…


You can apply Plato’s philosophy to daily life and change it for the better.

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Plato is one of the most famous philosophers of all time. He represented the philosophy of ancient Greece, belonging to its Classical Period. He was born into an aristocratic and influential family in Athens, where he founded the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the entire Western world. Along with his mentor Socrates, and his student Aristotle, Plato is one of the most influential individuals in the entire history of humankind.

Plato was not only a prominent figure of philosophy but also of religion and spirituality; so-called Neo-Platonism deeply influenced Christian theology.

Plato invented the written dialogue and…


DATA SCIENCE, DATA VISUALIZATION

We will be comparing forecasting results after applying Prophet and SARIMA models on the monthly time series dataset.

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In this article, I will try to forecast the U.S. consumer price index i.e. average monthly change in the price for goods and services paid by urban consumers between any two time periods. We will be comparing forecasting results after applying Prophet and SARIMA models. The output from the two models will be compared using R-squared value (correlation strength), root mean squared error (RMSE) and mean absolute error (MAE).

The data and python notebook can be downloaded from my GitHub page.

Importing Data and Libraries

The first step is to import libraries such as fbprophet, statsmodels, sklearn, pandas, NumPy, seaborn…


Stuff I learnt from interacting with people.

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Each one of us is a product of our education, social interactions and curiosity. Each of us is unique. This is why I love interacting with people and inspecting their behaviour, especially clever people.

I find them interesting because they always manage to find answers irrespective of the difficulty they are facing. They have the ability to foresee problems and quickly chart a path away from them or solve them.

While it is pretty complicated to figure out how they come up with these solutions, there are certain things that I’ve noticed that they don’t do & I would like…


My heart told me.

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A lot of people are biting their fingers.
They are not waiting to be cut.
They know what it takes to make it.
They are not stuck.

You see yourself.
You can create it yourself.
You have decided.
Where there is a will, there is a way.

With that kind of spirit, nothing can stop you.
Words will inspire you.
The way you think will define the way you feel.
Your decisions will delineate your deal.

Renew your mind.
Stop doubting yourself.
Rough times are going to come.
You can choose whether they stay.

There is a lot of fear.
You…


Create the life of your dreams. See it, feel it, believe it.

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Everything that was created on Earth by humans was first formulated by the human mind. The most amazing things that we have created on this planet and the awful things that we have done to this planet have all originated from the ideas generated by our minds.

So, if we are concerned as to what we create in this world, it is extremely important that we learn to conjure positive thoughts in our minds. If we feed it with negative ideas, the result will lead to unhappiness.

Learning to mould our minds the way we want is the basis of…


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Have you ever asked any of these questions to yourself:

  • What can I do to improve my life?
  • What is it that would enable me to meet the future with openness and excitement instead of fear and restriction?
  • How can I navigate our present and look forward to my future with greater confidence?
  • What’s that one thing that will make me long for new opportunities and encourage me to go the extra mile?
  • What’s that one habit that will enable me to devise new strategies to charter uncertain waters?

The one habit that has the potential to literally change your…

Rishabh Sharma

Writer, Volunteer Tutor — P.A.L.S.

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