Hi there!

I’m Alex Gude, a data scientist with a passion for plots and algorithms, but also cycling and photography. I got my start in the valley at Insight Data Science. In my previous life, I was a high energy particle physicist at CERN and a cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

I write about whatever catches my attention here on this site; mostly that means data science, machine learning, deep learning, and software development related topics. My writings on deep learning from my time at Lab41 can be found at Gab41 and rehosted on this page. If you’re interested in my thoughts in real time, follow me on Twitter: @alex_gude

The code that I write lives on my Github page. Check it out! Bug reports and pull requests welcome!

Recent Writings

Below you can find my most recent articles and projects; older ones can be found here:

Vim: I still love hjkl
A lot of Vim users think you grow out of using hjkl for movement. After 17 years, I haven't. Here's why.
Comparing Zillow and Redfin Price Estimates in Time
How do Zillow and Redfin's home price estimates change in time? I use a recently sold house in my neightborhood to find out. Come check it out!
Gatekeeper Teams of the Overwatch League
In the Overwatch League, a "gatekeeper" team is one that beats all the lower ranked teams but can't beat higher ranked teams. I use match data to determine which teams are each season's gatekeeper.
Comparing Pre- and Post-sale Estimates of the Price of a House
Can Zillow and Redfin predict prices accurately? I look at a house sold in my neighborhood and compare the sale price to the price predicted by Zillow and Redfin before they knew it was for sale.
Comparison of My Three Sons' Language Development
I recorded the words my sons spoke as they learned our various languages and now I compare how each developed! Read on to find out how each son learned.