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https://www.whatsnext.com/what-is-motivation

Remember Randy Pausch or good old Dale Carnegie? Think about a lecture about the success story of Bill Gates or Elon Mask, told by themselves or by some other motivation salesperson, doesn’t matter. These stories either in the format of a printed book or as a youtube video, sale better than hot cakes. They are almost a part of our pop culture. Listening to these lectures or reading these books, gives us a sense of satisfaction, I completely agree. But I would like to claim, in contrary to the popular belief, that’s all they do, if we consider only the…


Netflix has just released an open-source multipurpose notebook named Polynote,

with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more,

as they claim. According to the article written on Netflix Technology Blog (probably by the authors themselves) just two weeks ago, it provides data scientists and machine learning researchers with a notebook environment which provides the freedom to seamlessly integrate JVM-based ML platform with the more popular Python based ecosystem.

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https://www.docker.com/

I am not here to advocate for or against Polynote. To be honest, I am not in a position to do so…


Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. To get maximum potential out of it, Spark should be running on a distributed computing system. However, one might not have access to any distributed system all the time. Specially, for learning purpose one might want tor run spark on his/her own computer. This is actually a very easy task to do. There is a handful of way to do this. I would show, what I have done to run Spark on my laptop.

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The first step is to download Spark from this link (in my case I put it…

Shariful Islam

Data Scientist, Machine Learning and AI Enthusiast

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