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As the UK, the place I reside in, is preparing to go out of lockdown, India, a close ally of the UK is undergoing its second wave of the virus. This surge in Coronavirus infections is particularly worrisome because India does not have adequate medical facilities and equipment to cope with it. People are not being admitted to hospital unless they have a diagnosis of COV19 and in some causes the sufferers have already perished, which is quite traumatising to the families of the victims of this disease. In addition, because many people of Indian descent are living in the…


In my most recent post about Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition, I performed very well by using linear regression. My most recent post on this subject is:- How I used linear regression to score 1.107 on Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition | by Tracyrenee | MLearning.ai | May, 2021 | Medium

What I wanted to see, however, is if there is another model that will give me a higher degree of accuracy than linear regression, I therefore began experimenting with other regression estimators to see if I could improve upon my existing score. …


For those individuals who have been following me, they will know that I have been working on solving Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition. I have tried a variety of methodologies to solve this problem and have chronicled them in my recent posts as the accuracy has steadily increased. The link to my most recent post on this subject is:- https://tracyrenee61.medium.com/how-i-improved-my-score-by-12-on-kaggles-may-2021-tabular-competition-by-using-perceptron-102810302b77

Unfortunately the accuracy I achieved was much lower than I would have liked, so I have endeavored to try an algorithm that was out of the ordinary in an attempt to improve my score.

I decided that since the sample…


As those individuals who have been following my blog posts will know, I have been working on Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition for close to a week now. I have been working on improving the accuracy of this competition and posting about the different techniques that I have used to achieve this. My most recent post on this subject is:- How I improved accuracy 5% on Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition by employing multiple outputs | by Tracyrenee | MLearning.ai | May, 2021 | Medium

Although I said that I was not going to work on this problem any more…


I have been spending the last several days working on Kaggle’s tabular competition for May 2021, having tried several methodologies to improve the score. The most recent post that I have written on this subject can be found here:- How I improved the accuracy of Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition by using SMOTE | by Tracyrenee | MLearning.ai | May, 2021 | Medium

As far as I know, this post is going to be my final post on the subject, unless of course, someone wants to provide me with a better algorithm than I have previously been using. This Kaggle…


For those individuals who have read my last post, they will know that I have been working on Kaggle’s May 2021 tabular competition. This competition is particularly problematic because the train file has a single column multiclass target, which must be converted to a one hot encoded target when the predictions are made. There is no clear direction on what the values in the submission should be, so this leaves the data scientist with the obligation to make his best guess.My most recent post on this subject can be found here:- Kaggle’s May 21 tabular competition is not as easy…


For those who are not aware, Kaggle is hosting a tabular machine learning competition every month in 2021. Being a data science enthusiast, I have entered every tabular competition that has been held this year. The link to April 2021’s tabular competition can be found here:- How I solved Kaggle’s April 2021 tabular competition | by Tracyrenee | MLearning.ai | Apr, 2021 | Medium

The competition for May 2021 is a bit unusual because the target is multiclass in the train file, but the submission had to have the prediction as a multicolumn dataframe. …


The earth’s calendar year is 365 days, unless it is a leap year of course, and then it is 366 days.

I recall over three decades ago when I was taking my computer programming courses with University of Maryland, European Division, in Geilenkirchen, Germany. In those days, programs where written and saved to a 5 ¼ inch floppy disk and then loaded onto the hard drive of the computer. It was a very cumbersome way to write computer programs because all programs were stored on disks and those disks were stored in boxes manufactured solely for that purpose. …


Close to twenty years ago I studied accounting in an attempt to improve my employment prospects. Although I have never worked as an accountant, I have held roles that required a basic understanding of accounting and finance principles. In addition, I help my boyfriend, who is self employed, to prepare his accounts to submit to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom, or HMRC, and also the local council. Because my boyfriend is in receipt of tax credits, he is required to submit his accounts to both the HMRC and his local council every year.

While I have prepared a spreadsheet that…


Because I have been working for close to five decades and have had numerous roles, it was only inevitable that at some point I would study and be awarded qualifications in accounting. When I began studying accounting, students would have to purchase workbooks to study and work from. My study aides were a notebook to take notes and complete practice problems, a pencil or biro, and a calculator to carry you computations.

One thing I did do was to create Excel spreadsheets to carry out computations that I needed to complete on a regular basis. For instance, when I had…

Tracyrenee

I have over 46 years experience in the world of work, being in fast food, the military, business, non-profits, and the healthcare sector.

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