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Teacups and donuts FTW
I was happy when I found out that a donut for breakfast is better for you than totally skipping breakfast.
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I was happy when I found out that a donut for breakfast is better for you than totally skipping breakfast.
That must mean that 2 donuts are twice as good
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:01 PM
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That must mean that 2 donuts are twice as good
Hotdogs do have protein and fewer carbs than donuts, so let us not forget all of our other options on our figurative tables here.
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Celery has negative calories, so you can eat as many donuts + celery as you want and they'll cancel out. Hence no net calorie intake and therefore weight loss.
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Plus, in Fable if you ate celery it would give you "good" alignment points.
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There are three good reasons for an actuarial science student to take real analysis:

1. Analytic methods are useful in many subfields of actuarial science. Anything that deals with probability is going to be easier to study if you know some analysis, and that includes machine learning and anything with randomized algorithms. Analytic combinatorics is also becoming a hot topic in the analysis of algorithms, and that's something you definitely need analysis for.

You absolutely do not need to know Real Analysis for 90% of Machine Learning jobs.

Have you ever done machine learning ? What qualifies you to make that assertion ? Most of the algorithms are black box, and 90% of your time is spent data cleansing.

Once again Ke$ha talkin bout things he has no clue about.
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You absolutely do not need to know Real Analysis for 90% of Machine Learning jobs.
What if you want to teach the machines real analysis?
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:31 PM
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What if you want to teach the machines real analysis?
Machine Learning is a far less difficult subject than it sounds. Real Analysis would be useful for the people working on very high level stuff, like IBM's Watson, i.e. PHD level people only.

Most Data scientists are not so mathematically rigorous, they are BI analysts with programming skill who specialize in predictive modelling and writing reports similar to our ASA modules.
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ASA modules.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:39 PM
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I got my pass notification @ 9am on a sunday. Whats up with that ?!
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