Author: Saeed Amen

Mince pie data

The sun is slowly receding, the sky is darkening early each day, the leaves have fallen: signs that Christmas is drawing near. When I was younger there was something which puzzled me most of all about Christmas. That something was the humble mince pie. I could not quite understand where precisely the mince was, since it…

How to learn Python?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve chatted to quite a few people who are starting to learn Python primarily to analyse financial markets and all of them were keen for a bit of guidance of where to start. Hence, I thought it would be useful to collect together a few thoughts on the subject in this blog…

The right technology, not all of them

There are many things I don’t know. Even things I probably think that I know, I mostly likely don’t know as well as I think. Take for example, markets, you can sometimes think you’re close to mastering them. However, this is nearly always the point in time, when some market event happens proving that there’s always…

What’s a data scientist?

I recently attended the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) in London. The very first presentation was given by Gael Varoquaux. One of the first questions he asked was an obvious one, at such an event: what’s data science? In a nutshell, Gael, described data science as a combination of statistics plus coding. Whilst the term data…