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Another Online Courses

Well, well, well…
It has been some time since I wrote the last blog post. And I won’t make the same mistake promising that I will write more. Not like there is nothing happening in my life. I recently finished two online courses and I am going to give you a review of them. Rather there is happening so many things that I just have to put my focus into different things. Or I am just being lazy – pick your excuse.

Here is a quick review of Cryptography and AI online courses

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Handwriting OCR Poster – Intel ISEF 2018

Poster Handwriting OCR - Intel ISEF 2018

From zero to Intel ISEF 2018

"The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition."

“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.”

I am not sure if it is the largest pre-college competition, but with the hundreds of students from around the world, the atmosphere of the whole event is simply amazing. At Intel ISEF students get a chance to present their science projects and meet each other. For many people, including me, attending ISEF is a pretty big deal. The prizes are high, the competition has a good recognition, and you just hope that all the hard work finally pays off.

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MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses

The MOOCs (massive open online courses) are becoming a common thing, yet there are some doubts about them. To date, I’ve fully—with all assignments and exams—completed three courses. Yes, I finished another great course called Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science from MIT (on edX). But how to choose suitable courses? And is it worth taking them? And should we purchase the certificates from them?

MOOC - online course learning

Markus Spiske / ffcu.io

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Importing Multiple TensorFlow Models (Graphs)

Updated 6th March 2018: importing operations by name.

There are a lot of great things about TensorFlow. BUT once I figure out how to import my trained model (graph), I wasn’t able to import second model and use it alongside with the first one. The importing is pretty slow and I don’t want to do it more than once. On the other hand, squashing everything into one model seems to me pretty impractical.

In this tutorial, I will show how to save and import TensorFlow model. Even more, how to import multiple models alongside.

Importing multiple TensorFlow Graphs

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Quick Fix: No DISPLAY Variable while using Matplotlib on Android

A few weeks after releasing my tutorial for installing Jupyter Notebook on Android, I ran into this issue of Matplotlib: TclError: no display name and $DISPLAY environment variable, whenever I tried to use it in Jupyter Notebook on Android. This problem got me puzzled for a while because I knew it used to work when I was writing the tutorial. Luckily, there is a one-line fix for this issue. So, in case you don’t have time for any other details, just put this line at the beginning of the notebook:

%matplotlib inline
Matplotlib no display ERROR on Android

Check the example, it works!

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Widgets for Jupyter, ipwigdets

I have worked with Jupyter for a while and I must say that it is a pretty unique experience. The ability to get outputs right away and visualize the data right beneath the code create a great environment for data analysis. And you can also install Vim key binding 😉. But there is even more! There are widgets — buttons, sliders, drop-down menus, and more — that allows interactive interactions and make your code even more fun. For example, I use widgets for creating simple UI for classifying images and creating a data set.

Using interact from ipywidgets

Using interact from ipywidgets

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BretaHajek.com

Big announcement to everyone! Recently, I moved to new domain bretahajek.com. The old domain will no longer work.

Make Your Habits Come True

Don’t worry, this blog post will not include any stupidly long and heartbreaking story how I become motivated. Instead, I would like to give you some tips from my personal experience how I stick to my new habits. You may not trust me, but keep in mind that I already successfully completed a few on-line courses and I still take new ones ? (just try to google the completion rate of MOOCs).

habits and goals

Photo: Markus Spiske / ffcu.io

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Scanning Documents from Photos Using OpenCV

During my project I came across this problem: How to detect paper page on the photo and cut it out. There are already mobile apps providing this feature, but we could definitely learn something by building it and maybe even improve it. Even though this problem may seem complicated at first, the OpenCV can help us a lot and reduce the whole problem on a few lines of code. So, today I will give you a quick tutorial how to solve such a problem.

Page Detection (Scanning), using OpenCV

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OCR Project Published on GitHub

LaTeX? Maybe Next Time

It is true! I am continuing with my weekly blog posts about my Machine Learning project. For the competition I have to write documentation 30 standard pages long. And this week it started!

Started Writing SOC

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2016

Happy New Year! ?
It was an awesome year and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to bring. Meanwhile, let’s review the 2016 year and what is going on right now. As motivation, here is the progress of unique visitors over last year (numbers are hidden ?).

Unique Visitors Progress

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