Tips and hacks

I’m collecting some tips from around the site here. This is not comprehensive. If you think having something else here would help, please open an issue or suggest an edit!

Using the website and zoom

Any work you do

Fetch early, commit frequently, push often! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

For more on this process, see the github workflow. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Better homework grades

I wrote a section of tips in the homework guidelines. Many of these tips apply to any coding project you work on (Github or not).

Look at your data and objects frequently! (Print them)

As discussed here.

But I really like pandas-profiling for initial examination of variables and dabl is good at “providing a quick overview via visualizations, as well as convenient preprocessing and model search for machine learning.”

Neither of those packages substitute for LOOKING at data, but they get you going!

Community Codebook

You’ll build your own codebook, a list of recipes you use repeatedly, as the semester goes on.

The community codebook will be updated as the semester progresses.