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 old work blog (with mostly deep learning stuff) can be found at Gab41. 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 Posts

Below you can find the most recent posts; older posts can be found on my blog:

An 1890s advertisement for Wilhelmina Cycle Co. Ltd. showing a family on bicycles. SWITRS: On What Days Do Cyclists Crash?
California accident data doesn't just cover cars, it covers bikes too! This time we look at when cyclists crash in California.
A drawing of a red and white snake taken from Plate LXXXIII from Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri volume 1. Python Patterns: Enum
Things often come in sets of specific items, like states, Pokémon, or playing cards. Python has an elegant way of representing them using enum.
A drawing of a Lycodon Modestus snake from the Iconographic Zoologica collection. Python Patterns: Named Tuples
Sometimes I need to store an ordered dataset, but reference specific members from it. Named tuples in Python provide a clean way to do this!
A blonde woman adjusts the time on a row of clocks at a store. SWITRS: Accidents After Daylight Saving Time Ends
Day light saving time leaves leads to more traffic accidents, but what about when DST ends? Some researchers have found that it does lead to more accidents, so I take a look using California's SWITRS data.
A painting by Harold Dunce shows a boy in a suite sitting alone one a bench. He is surrounded by books, and he holds one in his right hand loosely as if about to drop it. He hangs his head in sorrow or shame. My Academic Bully at CERN
Getting my PhD was mostly a great experience, but one woman made my life hell for a short time at CERN. It's tough to write about, but I thought I owed it to myself and others.