Posts Tagged ‘cbb752b22’

Google Colab intro/resources

August 29, 2021

Here is a google colab notebook that runs you through the basics of using colab notebooks:

This one is a comprehensive basic python tutorial. One can learn python without reading a book, or even installing python on your own system (good for someone who knows basic programming, but not python language).

Maybe the most impressive thing you can run on google colab now is the AlphaFold2 code, fold any protein for free.

Michael Levitt on Twitter: “Need advice on good Python books & courses. Learned FORTRAN from the IBM FORTRAN II manual in 1967; learned C from Kernighan & Ritchie in 1980; learned Perl from my postdocs @MarkGerstein & St even Brenner in 1995; learned Excel from @john_walkenbach in 2010. Thanks🙏” / Twitter

August 27, 2021

This is a great educational thread! I’ll bookmark it & keep in mind some of the suggestions for my bioinformatics class, which has now moved completely to python.

In particular, I’d 2nd the recommendation for this tutorial
(, (from @RolandDunbrack) & the O’Reilly books (from @vajkaat & @Ceaza10).

One additional thing: if you like Perl & Excel, you’ll love GAS (Google apps script,, which provides a way to program with standard Javascript on top of Google sheets.

Reconciling modern machine-learning practice and the classical bias–variance trade-off

May 31, 2021

QT:{{“U-shaped bias–variance trade-off curve has shaped our view of model selection and directed applications of learning algorithms in practice. “}}
Nice discussion of the limitations of the bias-variance tradeoff for #DeepLearning