Predicting taxi demand in Manhattan

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I have recently finished a Master’s Degree in Data Science (KSchool) and wanted to share my Final Project so that other Data Scientists can benefit from my work.

Manhattan Taxi Demand Predictor is a machine learning app that predicts for the next three days how many passengers will request a taxi in Manhattan. Predictions are shown grouped by city zone and in hourly periods.

The purpose of this article is to give you a quick overview of the project. If you want to read the whole Project’s documentation in much more detail, go straight to the wiki page. …


Avoid being blocked by wunderground.com

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Introduction

I have recently finished a Master’s Degree in Data Science and as part of my Final Project (Manhattan Taxi Demand Prediction), I needed to scrap precipitation data from wunderground.com. I tried using the python library BeautifulSoup but encountered a problem that got me stucked for days until I figured it out, so I thought about writing this article to help other people in the same situation.

On my first attempt, I used the code below to have a glance of the page source with soup.pretify().

Angelruizpeinado

Data Scientist and Architect. Passionate about all things tech and programming.

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