This post is an introduction to constrained optimization aimed at data scientists and developers fluent in Python, but without any background in operations research or applied math. We'll demonstrate how optimization modeling can be applied to real problems at Stitch Fix. At the end of this article, you should be able to start modeling your own business problems.
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Experimenter beware: Running tests with low power risks much more than missing the detection of true effects.
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As data scientists tasked with segmenting clients and products, we find ourselves in the same boat with species taxonomists, straddling the line between lumping individuals into broad groups and splitting into small segments. The approach for drawing the boundaries needs to take into account signals from the data while maintaining sharp focus on the project needs. A balance between lumping and splitting allows us to make the best data-driven decisions we can with the resources we have...
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Data scientists are not always equipped with the requisite engineering skills to deploy robust code to a production job execution and scheduling system. Yet, forcing reliance on data platform engineers will impede the scientists autonomy. If only there was another way. So today, we're excited to introduce Flotilla, our latest open source project...
Wow! We are so honored to be ranked #13 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List. And, we’re thrilled to be ranked #1 on Fast Company’s Data Science List.
It's really gratifying to see Data Science becoming a primary means of strategic differentiation ...
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