Logistic Regression: Is it a spam message?

By now we have gotten an intuitive understanding of what regression is about. To quickly restate what we are doing, we are taking a bunch of input variables (variously called independent variables, covariates or features depending on whether you’re reading a statistics, computer science or machine learning text) and output variable (the response variable, dependent…

Linear Regression: Predicting House Prices

I am big fan of Kalid Azad writings. He has a knack of explaining hard mathematical concepts like Calculus in simple words and helps the readers to get the intuition behind the idea. Couple of days back I was reading his book on Calculus. I came across the following passage in the book— What’s a better learning…

Why Machine Learning?

A good friend of mine recommended me to read the book The Craft Of Research. It is a fantastic book and it shows how to go about conducting a research and present it in a structured way so that your readers can understand and appreciate your research. I highly recommend this book for almost anyone who…

On Fluency and Equanimity

Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She is the author of the book A Mind for Numbers  and creator of the outstanding online course Learning How To Learn.  If you want to learn How To Learn, then you should take this online course and read the book. I liked the course and…

Knowledge Begets Knowledge

I read the book Thinking Fast And Slow for the first time in 2012. I managed to read 25 percent of the book with reasonable comprehension. After that my understanding started to dip and I stopped reading. I felt miserable and thought I was dumb and that’s why I couldn’t understand it. I read the…

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

I rarely buy the same book in three different formats [Physical, Kindle, Audible]. The recent one I made a triple purchase was for the book Peak. The book came out of a collaboration between a psychological scientist [Anders Ericsson] and a science writer [Robert Pool]. Together they spent 5 years to write this book. Click…

Reflections On Piramal Enterprises

I started investing in the stock markets [both US and India] from 2006. I never believed in picking individual stocks as I was heavily influenced by John Bogle’s writings. I took a passive route to investing by dollar cost averaging in index funds. Click here to read the rest.