Have you ever tried to find a tweet you liked some time ago? Me too, and it’s almost impossible. Scrolling down in the ‘Likes’ tab of my profile while doing CMD-F is a pain and it doesn’t even work sometimes.

I came up with a way of saving all my…


When you use different emails for personal and work projects, it’s easy to mess up your Git repos committing to them with the wrong user. This is how to fix that

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If it’s already happened

If you’ve committed to a personal project (with only you as a committer) with your work email, here’s how…


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Hey y’all!

A few weeks ago, I started using Spacy to detect locations in job descriptions. Spacy is an NLP library that lets you do pretty powerful stuff out-of-the-box and get things done fast.

Everything was working fine locally. But NoiceJobs (my project) is hosted on Heroku and uses the…


Reducing the number of questions they ask may get more people to apply and enroll, which would increase the company’s revenue

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Recently I worked on a project for a US bootcamp from Denver that has been teaching people how to code for the past 5 years. As a part of the admission process, candidates are asked 8 questions out of a bank of 12 questions to test their logical thinking. …


Introducing a new way to look at crypto index funds and visualize and compare asset performance.

This is part 2 to this other post. Enjoy!

When comparing the performance of two assets, it’s common to plot their cumulative returns between a certain date X and another date Y to see which one performed better. But this only tells us about a small part of the story…


The majority of this post is interactive visualizations you can hover on, zoom and move are. It’s better read on a computer than on your phone, but landscape mode on the phone will at least let you see the plots better than portrait mode.

Imagine that you’re trying to develop…


Or maybe you already knew this. Then… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In the last couple of years, a lot of crypto ‘hedge’ funds have appeared. In this series I’ll analyze how a lot of them would have performed VS bitcoin, with data from 2013 until June 2018 scraped from Coinmarketcap.

‘Hedge’ funds?

Well, originally the hedge in a hedge fund meant…

Xoel López Barata

Freelance data scientist and software developer. On Twitter: @xoelipedes.

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