talk tomorrow: Automatic Parameter Optimization

good news: I’ll be presenting for the Professional Python group tomorrow in Santa Monica, on “Automatic Parameter Optimization”. I’ll also highlight upcoming classes and lead a discussion. Meetup: Professional Python Users Group
The gist: let’s say you have 1000 files to process. Do you want to process them all, and get all the results at once, a long time later? Do you want to work on one at a time? Do you care about the overall time it takes, or being efficient with the CPU or storage? I’ll demonstrate the Hyperopt library which is easily adapted to automatically figure out different types of parameters for you.
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