I know I F**ked UP : Journey to Data Science or Any Other Distance Learning Pathway

I know I fucked up, so bad, but there is always a possibility to recover from it.

Recently seen a lot of drop in the followers of this blog, reason being I am trying my best to avoid my presence on the web. Avoiding the un-nessary chaos that I created with putting my ideaologies on the web and clashing with someone having the opposite of the thinking curve. These conversations results in uselss time waste. Thus I really stop posting. So now with limited followers, I can use this website/blog as a personal Journal instead of the mass communication targetted. (Personal Journal open to access by all….thats sounds cool idea at this moment of time, *may bite me on my ass in future, but presently it sounds so COOL)

But what I really did with the so much saved up time?

Binge Watch NETFLIX

Scatterd Watching Youtueb Video after Youtube Video.

Seriously I keep thinking What I am doing with my life at the peak age of 31 years.

I joined up edX platform for a Audit Course on Data Scinece in the month of Nov 2020.

Four months down the line, the distance learning without a supervison is way difficult that actually going and attending a class in University or College.

I know this post my thoughts are disorganised and all over the place. But I feel….currelty no one is reading it so I am free to type my mind out.

So the difficulties I face in Distance Learing are:

  1. Lack of Motivation: You dont really feel like to study. The concept of Delayed Gratificaiton is not present in everyone by deafult, so you tend to reap up the present fruit instead of sticking to your study routine.
  2. Having So Much on Your Plate: You think you will Binge Study all the subjects like giving 8 hours per day time to study instead of the 4 hour per week time as suggested by the cource coordinator. But in reality neither you spend the recommed 4 hours nor the ideal 8 hour time toward your study
  3. Distractions Distractions Distractions: If you house, palce of study or the workplace is not designed to make you focus on your study, you get distracted on doing other day to day household duties as they seem importat right at that moment. (When they are really not)
  4. Procastination: The energy required to build the momentum to study at home is never self born. Untill you force yourself to study, you never even start.
  5. Self Evaluation: Your self worth at the time of your study seems so low that you loose hope to ever be on the market using the education you are studing. This is pure negative thinking, I am aware, but lacking the patience to put effor in study, make the false demons seems real.
  6. Ideal Study Day : There is none. You think of the day that you will feel like studing, but it never arrived. Every day is Ideal day if we make it like that. Without dedicating at least a small amount of time toward your study, you will never do it.
  7. Ergonomics: Sounds fantcy word, but really it dose affect. If you dont have a ergonomics sitting place to work or study, you end up leaving that work/study place more often due to the restles postion you are in.
  8. Social Support: It sounds absurd, but when you discuss what you are doing with your peers and if they dissaprove of your activities, even that hampers your study. I know the devil is in your own thinking and thus the key to fight the devil must also be present inside your mind. But the social acceptence is a key feature while performing any task. (Recommeded Reading : IKIGAI)
  9. Resources for Learning. I know this factor is applied to some and not applied to others. For exaple there are still countries where electricity and internet are availiable only in limited quantities/time to making it difficult to opt distance learning as their choise of study pathway. Other thing from personal experince is the funding to put on distance learning. My free/scholarship pathway to study Data Science on EdX expires on 24th March 2021 and currently and very unfortunatley I dont have the $1000+ required to fund that professional certificate. I have to make my way to reach out to that funding complete that course. Other way round, if you have too much resources in the online age, even that hampers in a negative way of self doubt are you on the right track or not.
  10. _______________________________________ I will leave this 10th point blank as you might fill this youself. My list can keep continuing as I am a bit pessimistic thinker. But all the above point seems genuine to me at the time of writing this article.

Since now you have the main points why we dont feel like to study. There must be solutions to every problem. As Dr. Anand Raj says, “Stick some glue on your seat and start studing”. More on that on next post.

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Cheers

Tapish Dongre

The PS4/PS5 Games I am really looking forward to…

Since the start of year 2021, I am trying my best to keep my interest in the Distance Learning “DATA SCIENTIST” course that I singned up for. But as distractions keep comming in my mind, I would like to make note of this particular distraction in an organised fashion. As as the title suggest, these are the Play Station Games I am keen to play in near future or when so ever I get my hands on them.

  1. Spider Man : Miles and Morales
  2. Black Myth: Wukong
  3. Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. God of War: Ragnarok

This list is so made that I stop buying any un-necessary games that keeps attracting me on the next EB games sale or any other price drop that may happen ever two months. Apart from this, I already have a big list of unplayed PS3, PS4 and PC titles in my collection that are getting dusted and re-shelf every time I grab a vaccume clearner.

If you are keen to know the list of games in my cup-board, just ping a message or like the post. I will create that list and post it on this website soon.

Cheers

See you next post or next life, whichever comes first.

R resources (Recommended by Dr Rafael A Irizarry on EdX)

Online R resources:

Maths for Machine Learning

I came across lot of learing material since last month I am exploring the scope and structure to learn Data Science. One of the structure presented was on top my head due to the humour of the presenter used on his presentation. (Wow so many p words in one sentence).

So the video link to this is presentation is

The particular slide I love is at 7min 26 sec. Image Attached Below:

The Course Link mentioned in this video is:

MIT LINEAR ALGEBRA

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/

MIT CALCULUS

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010/

MIT STATS & PROBABILITY

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-05-introduction-to-probability-and-statistics-spring-2014/

These are the top Google Search results of year 2021, there might be more uploaded in the future years that can be searched on the MIT website. Other way round is signing up for an edx course.

See you in next post or next life, whichever comes earlier.

Wish Best wishes for the Year 2021

Tapish Dongre

2021 Data Science Learning List

This is just personal list, and it will be completely your choice if you follow the tract or choose your own. So for only this article, it will be like a personal mental note, just instead of mental memory, I am saving it on a wordpress blog.

  1. Professional Certificate of Data Science A$1,050

This I would like to complete form edx platform and that to specifically HarvardX instructors. It was recommend by my supervisor (Dr. Kiran Thapaliya). And I turst his judgement on this specical course.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-science

I am aware that it uses R instead of the popular and growing Python or Julia, but most of the reseach universities I was in contact with are stil using R at many Data Analysis. Also, this programme has affiliated certificate rather than the world famous DataCamp which is good(actually excellent) for practice.

2. Data Analysis for Genomix. A$592

I recently went for an online interview where the proejct involved “Blood Methyliation Data.” I was intrested in the concepts and reseach happeing around use of Genetic Data. Thus this course was my choice.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-analysis-for-genomics

3. Data Analysis for Life Scientist. A$830

I know, I know the above two covers the most fo the topic relevent to be ready for the Data Scientist, but I wanted to fill in the gaps and have hands on experiecne on more projects.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-analysis-for-life-sciences

Finally I would like a little bit help form all your readers. The thing is in India we have a saying of “LOG KYA KAHENGE?” translated to “What Will PEOPLE Say?”.

I watnted to use this negative satement into a positive motivation and request you all to keep asking me time to time about my progress like an Indirect Online Supervison. I would do the hardwork, I just need your support to keep me motivated.

I will upload my learing journey vlogs (mostly in Hindi) in on a fresh channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9i_djc8xECaDTQyMqKNSuQ

Please consider subscribing. And hope to see you there.

Best Regards

Tapish Dongre

Online Siminars

There was a day when got to buy a fixed $$ entry to our selected siminars and presentations. Brush up your teeth, get ready and then phisically go & attend the choice of our education centre.

And then came Covid 19.

Online teaching market is so saturated that people offer free samples to their study material to enroll in their cources, experience their university and give you space to try their way of teaching to form a community.

Attached is the list of some good sources to learn some of the few such examples:

(Sometimes all you need is an student email address)

LEARNING LATEX

https://meirian.gitbook.io/latex/

MATLAB and Deep Learning (August to December 2020)

https://au.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/upcoming.html

I will keep updating the list as soon as I find worthy presentations to link to.

See you in next post or next life, whichever is earlier 🙂

Data-Camp 2 Month Free Access

Proof of Method Working on 16th Aug 2020 (Day of Writing this article)

This is a copy of the solution posted by Himanshu Sharma on QUORA

ID https://www.quora.com/profile/Himanshu-Sharma-489

“I myself have taken their Data Science course and i really loved it. With every video they have got so many quizzes to solve which makes you practice every bit out of that course.

You can take free DataCamp subscription through Microsoft Visual Studio account. They provide two months of free subscription which is enough for you to complete at least one of their courses.” Says Himanshu

Just follow these steps to get that for free:

  1. Go to the Visul Studio page from here: Visual Studio
  2. Click on the button that shows Join or Access now.
  3. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  4. After signing in you will be redirected to the benefits tab where it shows 2 months free datacamp.
  5. Click on activate button and signup on DataCamp.

Enjoy your free subscription and start learning.”

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That was the article from QUORA and now my take on it:

Personally even I have tried it and enjoye the two months subscription. And I would recommend it to anyone who would like to learn Programming.

There is another way to get three months free subscription but you will have to create a new ID. As well as Sign up with a GIT HUB STUDNET Account. This option is only available for Students.

You need to create a Git Hub Account for free on the link https://education.github.com/pack

Activate your student pack by uploading the copy of student id.

Then come back to the above link page and activate the Data Camp.

Hope You like these methods.

Best Regards

Tapish

Request to my Blog readers

Dear Friends, I have recently joined a wonderful research institute as RA which focuses on Neuroimmunology specialized in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I just wanted to extend my hand to welcome all to like our new page to boost the morale up of the whole team to make more and more progress in Research and Development even during the current Pandemic event. Your support keeps us motivated. Thanks 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/National-Centre-for-Neuroimmunology-and-Emerging-Diseases-NCNED-111905763774120/