The very first assignment for the University of Michigan course Applied Plotting, Charting & Data Representation in Python is to find a graphic that poorly represents the data it is meant to visualise, and is therefore misleading to the audience of whichever medium it is a part. Continue reading Charting in Python: Misleading Visuals
The first assignment for the University of Michigan course ‘Introduction to Data Science in Python’ on Coursera requires some basic data cleaning, and analysis using Pandas. Continue reading Data Science in Python: Olympic Gold
This post explores weather data – more specifically, daily maximum and minimum temperatures – for the Netherlands between 2005 and 2015, as part of Assignment II in the Coursera course ‘Applied Plotting, Charting & Data Representation in Python’ by the University of Michigan. Continue reading Charting in Python: Weather Data
In this essay I compare the use of memory and history in works by Charles Baudelaire and Virginia Woolf, mainly focusing on Le Spleen de Paris and To The Lighthouse. I argue that they use these concepts in different manners, namely Baudelaire reflects on his observations in ‘the now’, while Woolf reflects on the events that shaped us and our continuous journey of reconciling the past with the now. Continue reading A History of the Now: Charles Baudelaire and Virginia Woolf
The Buddha claims there is no self. In this essay, I explain the Buddha’s principal argument against the existence of the self. Continue reading The Buddha and the Non-Self
In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin writes that “Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin”. Here, I compare Darwin’s views to those of Friedrich Nietzsche. Continue reading The Indelible Stamp Of Our Humble Beginnings: Darwin and Nietzsche
This essay compares some of the ideas expressed by Immanuel Kant countered by those expressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau with regard to enlightenment. More specifically, it considers whether Rousseau can be classified as an enlightenment figure according to the definition of enlightenment proposed by Kant. Continue reading Was Jean-Jacques Rousseau an Enlightenment figure?