Samantha Hamilton

January 28, 2020

My First Foray into Data Science: Semi-Supervised Topic Modeling

I recently started my first position as a data scientist. On my first day on the job, I headed to the client site, armed with my repertoire of pre-processing modules, classification algorithms, regression methods, deep learning approaches, and evaluation techniques. I was ready for whatever this organization threw at me – I expected that I could solve their problems with some simpler models and a few data cleansing steps, much more straightforward than what I faced in my master’s program. Boy, was I wrong. The first problem handed to me was one they had been wrestling with for a few […]
November 13, 2019

Qlik Core: The Next Generation of Self-Serve Analytics

Since its inception, we have all watched Qlik Sense grow. From desktop to cloud, from custom extensions to embedded visualizations to mashups using Enigma.js. Qlik Core is the next phase of this growth, and it is exactly what developers ordered. There’s no debating that Qlik Sense Desktop is an incredibly powerful tool, giving business analysts and decision makers everything they could want: easy ETL, data governance, security, self-service analytics, and more. Over the most recent years, Qlik Sense has upped the ante with new features, unlocking powerful new capabilities while maintaining the ease-of-use that makes Qlik so appealing. But. We’ve […]
September 4, 2019

Plotly.js: Getting Accurate Coordinates from Click Event

Across StackExchange and the Plotly.js community forums, there seems to be one frequently asked question that has not yet been answered: how can you get accurate coordinates from a click event on a Plotly chart? Take your standard scatter plot: https://codepen.io/plotly/pen/LVMRMO If I hover my mouse over (4, 14), and click, the current Plotly.js onClick event data returns data for each trace at that same x value. So, you would get (4, 17) for trace 0, (4, 11) for trace 1, and (4, 12) for trace 2. This is great if I’m trying to find out information about the traces, […]
May 30, 2019

Angular vs React

If you’ve done any sort of front-end programming, you know there are two front-end development frameworks that have emerged as the front runners in the market: React and Angular. Whether you’re just starting in on a development effort or are interested in which may be best to learn to improve your marketability, this article will outline the key differences between the two frameworks and identify recent market trends to help you make a decision. Angular7, or more familiarly Angular, is a full-fledged MVC framework championed by Google. It includes many OOTB features including routing, unit testing, forms, and AJAX requests. […]
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