Category Archives: Machine Learning

NFL 2016 Season – Zoltar Predictions – Final Results

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. The 2016 season ended a couple of weeks ago when the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. Zoltar predicted that the Patriots were 3.0 points … Continue reading

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Compiling and Running a C Program in Bash on Windows 10

Perhaps the best known deep neural network tool is TensorFlow. I use Windows machines the vast majority of the time, but TensorFlow is designed for Linux systems. So, instead of trying to get TensorFlow to work directly on Windows (which … Continue reading

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Data Clustering using R

I wrote an article titled “Data Clustering using R” in the February 2017 issue of Visual Studio Magazine. See https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2017/02/01/data-clustering-using-r.aspx. Data clustering is the process of programmatically grouping data so that similar items belong together. For example, suppose you have … Continue reading

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The Sign Test using C#

I wrote an article titled “The Sign Test using C#” in the February 2017 issue of Microsoft’s MSDN Magazine. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt793273. The Sign Test is a statistical test designed to infer if there was some sort of an effect based … Continue reading

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A Python – scikit – Machine Learning Demo

I don’t often use the scikit-learn library, so I thought I’d do a quick demo just to refresh my memory. The scikit-learn library is a collection of Python code modules that can do machine learning tasks. I like Python, but … Continue reading

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The 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference is Coming Up

The 2017 Visual Studio Live conference will be held from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 in Las Vegas. See http://www.vslive.com. VS Live is one of my three favorite events for software engineers who use Microsoft technologies. And overall, … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Machine Learning, R Language

NFL Super Bowl LI Prediction – Zoltar Says Patriots by 3 Points

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here is Zoltar’s prediction for week 21 (Super Bowl LI) of the 2016 NFL season: Zoltar: patriots by 3 dog = falcons Vegas: patriots by 3 Zoltar predicts the New England Patriots will … Continue reading

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