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Authors: Bangxi Xiao, Zuxuan Huai, Daxin Niu

Motivation

Cassava, one of the largest carbohydrate providers in Africa, is essential to African society. Due to its capability in surviving severe conditions, this crop has been widely grown by smallholder farms. One of the major causes that result in poor yield is cassava leaf disease. The current method that the farmers are using to solve this issue is by hiring experts to inspect the plants. But it is quite costly and inefficient. …


Authors: Bangxi Xiao, Zuxuan Huai, Daxin Niu

Cassava, one of the largest carbohydrate providers in Africa, is essential to African society. Due to its capability in surviving severe conditions, this crop has been widely grown by smallholder farms. One of the major causes that result in poor yield is cassava leaf disease. The current method that the farmers are using to solve this issue is by hiring experts to inspect the plants. But it is quite costly and inefficient. …


When I was making my first step towards the data science field, my first stumble was these three “B” words: Bagging, Boosting, and Bootstrapping. I was always confused about these concepts, so I am writing this article to help you clarify these ideas and navigate through these data science concepts easier.

Bootstrapping

While the term “big data” is very popular, ideally, we want to draw large, non-repeated samples from the population. However, in many cases that only a small number of data is available, we can yield great insights using a resampling method called Bootstrapping. Bootstrapping essentially means resample with replacement…

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