Provisional Grades Are In: Passing So Far!

Provisional grades from my Data Science apprenticeship so far show that I am not only passing, but passing with a high mark on some of my submissions! The most recent of these, a portfolio combining learning, professional writing, reflection and programming, is something I am especially proud of. I can’t help but look back to the Read More

Can I Get Enough Of Studying?

Last week was my latest contact week with the university, where we spend 3 hour sessions with the tutors going through tasks they’ve set out and asking questions. The week before that I took off as study time to work on my programming portfolio. This week, I went tutor hunting and have booked myself tutoring sessions Read More

It’s Dangerous To Go (Into Maths) Alone! Take This (Tutor)

That’s a reference from the first Legend of Zelda video game, for you non-gamers out there. This morning I woke up early and finally took the step I’ve needed to take for a while; hiring a maths tutor. I’ve been scraping by in the Data Science degree, but there are some particular areas that I’m not Read More

Eating My Ego

Today I attended a tutorial with my probability and statistics tutor for the Data Science degree. It was around a half hour just me and him, which let me work on the really basic stuff that I don’t understand, and an hour with another student attending to work on the more complex stuff. I felt bad Read More

BI Reporting: Excel Stuff

Following on from my post yesterday, I wanted to give a small update. I’m now halfway through the Excel certification that contributions to the BI Reporting badge and I am learning some useful new features. As I mentioned before, I’ve been using PowerPivot for around 4 months, and while I’m aware there is still much to Read More

Organising Bookmarks More Usefully

One of the troubles with attempting to be a self-driven learner is that organising everything is up to you. Being in control of how and when learning happens is great, but being told what to learn and when and being directed to the material simplifies so much! So this is what I’m lamenting after my contact Read More

ARIMA Modeling – Homebrew Edition

ARIMA modeling has felt like a bit of a nemesis since I was first exposed to it. Figuring out what settings to use with it has been my main challenge. The ACF and PACF plots are supposed to help here, but you have to learn to read them somewhat. There is an auto.arima option, which tests Read More